|Occurred : 10/4/2012 20:30 (Entered as : 10/04/12 20:00)
Reported: 10/5/2012 7:42:20 AM 07:42
Location: Dayton, OH
|Multiple high speed, high altitude lights over Dayton, Ohio.
At about 20:30 EST, my sister called me to see if I had seen any lights outside. She and my parents had been standing outside since 20:00 watching dozens of lights moving from south to north over Dayton, Ohio. I went outside and immediately spotted on of the lights. I went inside and grabbed my wife, who also saw. She proceeded to call her parents and brother, who also all saw the lights.
The lights were extremely high in altitude, very fast, and ranged in colors of white, blue, and red. Several of them flickered. I think the color difference could be explained by differences in altitude. After roughly 15 minutes of watching, I saw three all moving at the same speed in a staggered triangle formation. Already in amazement by what I was seeing, a much larger, deep red light followed those three.
At first, I was waiting to see if they would fade from view at about 30 degrees as most satellites I have seen do. The only time the lights faded was when they were so distant I could no longer see them, but never did they flicker out like satellites. Living near Wright-Patterson, I am not entirely surprised to see things like this, but they were definitely not aircraft that the public knows about. None of the lights changed direction, seemingly all having a set destination or orbit.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))