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Occurred : 3/13/1997 21:30 (Entered as : 03/13/97 21:30)
Reported: 9/29/2008 8:39:56 PM 20:39
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Sciotoville, OH
Shape: Formation
Duration:10-15 min
The phoenix lights were also seen in Ohio.

This event occurred 11 years ago and at the time I was only in 8th grade. I only put in a small amount of effort to find out more about the sighting. Even though I only put in little effort in finding out facts at the time, this was a significant event for me in my life.

It was about 9 or ten o’clock; I am not sure the exact date, the big news was the hale bob comet. A few friends and I decide to go out and take another look at the comet since you could see it perfectly and clearly in the sky. We walked out on my front porch and into to my front yard facing southward to look at the comet. After being outside for a few minutes we noticed a light southwest above a hill. Next thing you know right beside it in consecutive order 3 or four lights appear right beside the first light, from left to right. Next, two lights disappeared from right to left and then reappeared. Then two more lights appeared in consecutive order with the others and one more after that. These things were staying perfectly still in the air not moving at all and making no noise. After a series of lights disappearing and appearing again a second row of consecutive lights started appearing directly in order and below the lights above. These things were hovering in the air whatever they were. I have seen pictures of the flares that people used to try to duplicate the phoenix lights (which wasn’t even close), and I have military experience in which I have seen flares with my own eyes so I know for 100% fact they were not flares. All theses lights appeared, disappeared and reappeared again in the exact same spot in the sky. They all also stayed perfectly still. Nothing man made could stay as perfectly still and in order as these did. The only thing I have ever seen in my life that I could use to compare this experience with is the phoenix lights. The way the phoenix lights appear and disappear was exactly what I seen. All I can tell you is, I seen exactly what was seen in phoenix.

Directly after the event my friends and I called our science teacher and told him about what was going on and he said maybe some debris was falling off the comet and my friends and I knew that was not the case. A few weeks later my teacher told me he heard the military was doing something with flares. I do not remember his sources; actually I am pretty sure he never told me exactly how he found that out. I knew, once again 100% for a fact, they were not flares. At this time in my 8th grade life I knew no other way to find anything out about this. Then after even more time started going by I never really even thought to pursue this. Then after having kids and settling down a bit I started watching more TV and about two years ago learned of the phoenix lights. The incident had already been bothering me for years but now it has been tearing me up. I am becoming more obsessed with finding more about this interesting subject and what happened that night Also I have seen other strange things in the sky but nothing that was as definitive as this. I would really like to know if there were any other sightings around this time, or ever around here.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD))