|Occurred : 6/20/2008 19:30 (Entered as : 6/20/08 19:30)
Reported: 2/11/2009 8:41:37 PM 20:41
Location: West Chester, OH
|Dark colored wing seen heading South-Southeast from Old Station Rd and Oregon Pass. Wing executed ~120 degree turn almost instantly
This is in posted spurred by, and possibly related to, the 6/21/08 sighting at 3:45 am in West Chester.
Sighting happened some time that same week (can't remember exact day with 100% certainty, but I think it was Friday 6/20), at around dusk. I was driving home from work. Initially spotted craft on Old Station Rd, and kept observing it as I drove down Oregon Pass.
I saw a black (or at least dark colored) wing initially heading roughly south-southeast. Wing executed roughly 120 degree turn within an estimated few hundred feet without banking or slowing down, and proceeded over horizon line. Light arrays looked like running lights I've seen on conventional wings (eg. B-2, Boeing's U.A.V.), but I've never seen a wing turn that fast before. I've not even seen vectored thrust aircraft turn that fast before. Speed was roughly similar to twin-engine private jets I've seen operating in the airspace. No noise that I could hear, but it also appeared to be high and the engine on my truck is loud and windows were up.
As a note, there is an ultralight pilot who flies regularly in the area. He usually operates in the morning and early afternoon, but I've seen him flying around just before dusk once. Ultralight is small, low, slow, and brightly colored (mostly white) and makes a buzzing/humming noise when it's close. It often looks like it's hovering if viewed from a distance. What I saw was higher, faster, darker and bigger than the ultralight.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides little contact information. PD))