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Occurred : 5/12/2007 23:50 (Entered as : 05/12/2007 23:50)
Reported: 5/13/2007 5:54:13 AM 05:54
Posted: 6/12/2007
Location: Portsmouth, OH
Shape: Light
Duration:1.5 Minutes
Observation of unusual lights.

On the evening of May 12, 2007 at approximately 23:50 hours, my wife and I were sitting on the front stoop of our house smoking a cigarette. Our house faces a westerly direction and is in a residential area of a small town.

I frequently look into the night sky to watch the jets as they travel overhead. This night was a particularly clear, cloudless night with many stars visible. As I looked upward and towards the western horizon, I noted in my peripheral vision, two (2) lights moving from the south towards the north. As they passed behind a treetop, I thought to myself that this was a particularly long plane with a different type of lighting.

When the objects passed into clear vision, past the treetop, I noticed that the coloration of the light was a bluish or greenish, fluorescence, unlike the color of a star or airplane light. The objects had a very smooth movement and a much quicker speed than that of an airplane. There was no audible sound associated with the appearance or movement of the lights. They appeared to be irregular in shape and were comparable in size to that of a large star, i.e. with their distance away being unknown; their size rivaled that of a large star.

As I watched the lights move in a straight line in a northerly direction past the treetop, the one in front suddenly moved to a position overtop of the other, i.e. they assumed a vertical position to one another. The one in front flew backwards over the one in the rear.

After this action took place both objects then began a wobbly pattern of movement. The wobbling was in an upward/downward pattern and was in unison. These lights then abruptly stopped the wobbling and proceeded onward in their northerly direction. They passed beyond my vision behind the canopy of a larger tree which blocked their visibility and I watched for several minutes to see if they emerged from this position, however, they never reappeared.

After this display was over, my wife said to me, “did you see those lights?”.

I do note that several minutes after this appearance and disappearance, I was still looking upwards about the sky and I observed what appeared to be a “shooting star” which moved in an east to west direction across the sky and disappeared while halfway to the horizon. It’s color and shape were normal for a shooting star, however, it seemed like it was larger than the average. Another thing which seemed unusual was that we do not normally see shooting stars in the middle of May.