|Occurred : 7/15/2009 23:30 (Entered as : 07/15/09 23:30)
Reported: 6/12/2013 9:15:17 AM 09:15
Location: Rocky Fork Lake, OH
|3 Fiery Orbs hovered over lake for a few minutes and then joined into one and flew at a high rate of speed
I have served in the US Army for the last 13 years as an Air Traffic Controller and have on occasion filed reports of unidentified objects within my airspace. I am familiar with hundreds of aircraft and hold multiple ratings at different locations around the world. I am telling you this because when I say that the objects that 5 different people saw were not anything the FAA is familiar with, I know what Im talking about.
My wife, Brother in law, and his wife and I were attempting to do some night fishing and found ourselves having no luck for several hours. Which was odd being that the lake had just recently been stocked for an upcomming tournament. We finally had enough and headed back towards the bay area to dock for the night and had just reached the mouth of it when I noticed the first of the three fireballs rising up froma site about 1 kilometer from shore. My brother in law was the next to notice the odd light and alerted my wife and then his wife. We set the boat into idle and watched as the second and then the third rose from the shore line to join the others. The sat in a straight line approximately 300 feet apart at about 1500 feet Altitude. About 30 seconds passed by and then the two farthest to our right joined the lead fireball and sat for a brief moment and flew off at such a high rate of speed that it took a few moments for mind to process that hadnt just disappeared. The three of us to awestruck to actually say much of anything about it restarted the boat and headed back to dock for the night. The next morning my mother in law mentioned that she had seen the three orbs as well. I was not assigned to a Air Traffic Control facility in the area and had no reason to report the sighting at the time, although I have discussed it with other Air Traffic Controllers and while they think I am crazy they admit they have nver seen anything like that as well. While searching youtube one day a coworker brought to my attenti! on a video taken in Hawaii that was exactly what we saw that night.
I should mention before closing this report that my wife did attempt to capture a video of the fireballs on a HD camera phone but the video was horrible. It looked like the old tube television sets when you placed a magnet to close to the edges. It wasnt worth keeping so we deleted it.
I am just now reporting it because of the video we found on Youtube being identical in every way.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date is approximate. PD))