|Occurred : 5/26/2012 23:40 (Entered as : 05/26/2012 23:40)
Reported: 5/27/2012 8:51:25 AM 08:51
Location: Springfield, OH
|Floating fireball seen in Springfield, Ohio or Chinese Lantern?
Saw fireball towards Southeast while pasenger in car driving east on Home Rd. It seemed to be stationary at first and I could see it at intervals through tops of trees. While aproaching intersection of Route 4 it was directly overhead. We turned towards the south on Route 4 and stopped the car about a 100-125 yards from intersection in front of a cemetary. We got out of car and I told my brother who was driving to get his camera phone out. I looked back towards the North to see it and it was gone. Then my brother said look their is a second one. It looked identical, shaped like a lightbulb, and was towards the south-southeast over the cemetary. It seemed to float somewhat stationary above the cemetary for about a minute then slowly traveled in an eratic floating type manner directly above us and then towards the North. We watched it for about 2 minutes. My brother who was driving wanted to leave before it was out of sight because he had a head light out on t! he car. So, we drove to my house about 2 minutes away and got in my car to see if we could find it again. We drove back to the sight and continued North on Route 4 for about 5 miles and did not see it anymore. It apeared to both of us like one of those Chinese Lanterns that others have seen as well. So, was it a Chinese Lantern? Was there actually one or two of them, I'm not sure. There was no sound from the object. My brother did capture it from his phone but it is not very clear and only lasts a few seconds.