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Occurred : 6/20/2007 23:00 (Entered as : 6/20/2007 23:00)
Reported: 6/26/2007 12:59:16 PM 12:59
Posted: 8/7/2007
Location: Columbus, OH
Shape: Light
Duration:3 minutes
(Cols,Ohio) 2 bright objects, great distance from each other move in exact unison from W into SW Sky, disappear simultaneously

My husband and I stepped outside last Wednesday evening, around 11pm June 20th. It was a lovely evening, clear skies in all directions. He faced East, I turned to look at the moon hanging in the western sky.

I immediately noticed a very very bright object moving out of the west, moving very fast. I began to ask my husband if it was probably a satellite, because I could not see any type of blinking as with most airplanes.

We squinted, trying to decipher if there was blinking or not, but he saw no blinking either. Right then we both noticed a second very bright object following at the exact same speed, in the exact same direction as the first.

From the ground, the bright objects would have appeared about 8-10 inches apart, so I don’t know what the actual distance would calculate to be, but they were in unison , appearing as if the second object were being towed along.

We deliberated for a minute or two, concluding, that for satellites, they were flying at a really low elevation , looking like they were inside our atmosphere, not orbiting outside of it; And they were so bright, as compared to most satellites which are usually only as bright as the stars & moving across the sky at a slow but steady rate.

My husband and I are very reasonable, logical people. It was our instinct to dismiss the objects as some logical device which was operating normally in the sky.

However, standing there….. suggesting, squinting, contemplating the possibilities of what they were, we suddenly saw the first object fade quickly and disappear completely.

We were both astounded at this point. Questioning why and where it could have gone, watching the second object follow the same path, & at the exact same place in the sky,……it too faded very quickly and disappeared completely.

By now we were absolutely confused at what in the world we could be seeing. The sky was completely clear & the objects were gone, just like that.

They traveled out of the western sky in unison, and disappeared into the Southwestern sky at the same place in the sky.

We talked excitedly and returned inside after a few moments. My husband headed to bed. I sat down to watch some Tv.

At about 1am, I was too curious to sleep without knowing, so I called Rickenbacher Airport, and was transferred to airport operations.

I explained to the man on the phone, and he confirmed that he also saw the objects in the sky at that time. He remembered seeing them because he too noticed how fast they were traveling.

He had no actual confirmation, but assumed the first object we saw was the international space station, because it ‘probably’ has its solar panels out right now. I said okay, and mentioned again that they seemed so close, too close to be floating outside of the earth.

I asked him what was trailing it so far behind the object at the same speed, and he said he did not know what that could have been. He told me they appeared to disappear because at a certain point on the horizon, the sunlight does not reach the object anymore and it appears to disappear. I accepted this.

My husband brought up the point that the objects were no where near the horizon, they were way up in the sky, almost overhead. Im sure it is possible though.

My father keeps suggesting it was the Space station and that the object behind it was probably the space shuttle which would be docked on it or very close.

However, the distance even from our view was already too far for the objects to be docked together, let alone what the actual distance would be up there.

He also supported the disappearing horizon theory.

When I thought about it later I realized Rickenbacher is a military installation. I had called them thinking they would be a better authority than Port Columbus, but now I realize, if there were anything unidentified up there, a military installation would be the last to confirm it.

And so we left it at that. No answers for the boatload of questions in our minds.

I have seen now that a Pilot flying over the English Channel last week, along with his passengers, all witnessed a very large Unidentified craft outside of their windows.

After it moved out of site, the pilot stated that a second object appeared 5 minutes later. I do not know whether the two sightings are related but I see an amazing coincidence between the timing and actual objects seen.


((NUFORC Note: ISS? PD))