|Occurred : 7/16/2010 21:40 (Entered as : 07/16/10 21:40)
Reported: 7/16/2010 8:01:58 PM 20:01
Location: West Chester, OH
|((NUFORC Note: We express our sincere gratitude to Jim Strausbaugh, MUFON FI ID 12701, for sharing the benefit of his investigation into this matter with NUFORC. PD))
Four light orbs that disappeared and reappeared in West Chester, OH 7/16/10
UFO Sighting July 16, 2010 in West Chester, Ohio At approximately 9:40pm at XXXX Ridgetop Drive, Cincinnati, OH, I and two friends were walking out of Monster Golf towards the parking lot when to the North, we saw orbs in the sky above a dark, wooded area.
These lights were yellow in color and there were 4 of them. They were all floating in a straight, diagonal line. Slowly, one by one the lights began to disappear until there was only one left. Then, the lights all started to reappear one by one until there were 4 again. All while this pattern was happening, the whole formation was moving downwards. After watching it for about a minute, it eventually reached down to the earth but we couldn’t see it anymore as it was hid by the trees. Every 5 seconds or so, a faint yellow light was seen behind the trees, as if the UFO had landed.
We know it can’t be planes or helicopters because planes do not flicker their lights on and off, they do not maintain this weird formation, and there is no runway near this location.
Lantern kites were also ruled out because like I said, they don’t just flicker on and off, and they were high in the sky.
We can’t explain this unusual event, but I hope I’ve given enough information.
A few other witnesses in the parking lot also saw this scene.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))
((ADDENDUM FROM MUFON FIELD INVESTIGATOR, JIM STRAUSBAUGH))
I'm a Field Investigator for Ohio MUFON and we've completed our investigation of 7 MUFON and 4 NUFORC sighting reports, all of which are related. Just want to let you know that all of these sightings are IFOs, in that the objects observed were actually part of a nighttime skydiving pyrotechnics display conducted by Team FASTRAX during 16 & 17 Jul between 2130 and 2200.
The 4 NUFORC Ohio cases are:
7/17; 22:00 Centerville/Miamisburg
7/16; 2145 Miami Township
7/16; 2150 Springboro
7/16; 2140 West Chester
Just wanted to let you know, so you can update your database.
Jim Strausbaugh, MUFON FI ID 12701