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Occurred : 7/16/2010 21:45 (Entered as : 7/16/10 21:45)
Reported: 7/16/2010 8:52:47 PM 20:52
Posted: 7/19/2010
Location: Miami Township, OH
Shape: Changing
Duration:3 min
((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))

Very large object flying low in the sky with multiple luminescent lights, seemed to form an outline of something.

Very large object flying low in the sky. Multiple luminescent lights off- white in color( perhaps some yellow- orange color), three at first, then more began to appear, seemed to form an outline of something. These lights would disappear and reappear spuratically as it moved farther south, away from me. Seemed to move majestically in the air, soundlessly. I ran into the open field to get a better view, the space in the middle of these lights was hazy and dark, like in the shadows. The object seemed to cover distance quickly but moved calmly and effortlessly.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))

Mr. Davenport:

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