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Occurred : 8/12/2013 21:30 (Entered as : 08/12/13 21:30)
Reported: 8/12/2013 7:09:53 PM 19:09
Posted: 8/30/2013
Location: Jefferson, OH
Shape: Fireball
Orange, spherical light moving erratically.

I live in a rural area. Frequently I go for long walks at night. Tonight I was almost back to my driveway when I noticed 2 lights in the Southwestern sky underneath about 80% cloud cover. The one to the left was a blinking navigation light traveling in a linear fashion - obviously a plane. The one to the right was larger, spherical, and glowing orange. It was slightly larger than a plane's navigation light would appear.

I watched the light and noticed it moving quickly and erratically, like an insect around a lamp. The light continued this kind of frenetic motion predominately upwards before disappearing into the clouds.

About a month prior I had a similar, initial sighting. That time it was much higher up and directly overhead. I could pick out jets and stars as a reference, but this orange light moved erratically in a way that I had never seen before. I watched it for what felt like a solid 10 minutes - just buzzing around up there nonsensically. I realized just how high up it was when the light traveled behind a whispy cloud (one of those upper level cirrus clouds). At that point I went back to the house.

A friend of mine observed something similar in late July, but I can't speak for him.