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Occurred : 10/12/2013 19:45 (Entered as : 10/12/2013 19:45)
Reported: 11/1/2013 11:01:44 PM 23:01
Posted: 11/11/2013
Location: Columbus, OH
Shape: Changing
Duration:2.5-3 minutes
Shape shifting Light Orbs

First, felt compelled to turn around and look at sky while out canoeing on a small lake. We saw what looked like 3 to 5 dark orange hovering orbs still and silent. Position was N to Ne just above tree line.

Next, as we turned canoe to get a better look the large low hovering orbs began to float up and away glowing like Chinese lanterns. However, we knew they were not. At first they looked like large oval glowing jellyfish then appeared to shift into a more lantern like shape as they floated upwards silently.

The third phase was when they appeared smaller and more brightly colored but were still much bigger and lower than stars. They locked into a formation at about fifty degrees above the horizon and floated in that formation more directly north. This formation looked like the top of Orion the Hunter, or possibly a circular form with a shape inside it much like an arrow or cross. Unfortunately part of this formation was hidden behind a building on the end of the lake so we couldn't fully make it out.

The next phase of this encounter was 8 to 10 stars looking like they were blinking in multi colored lights much like Christmas lights. Their appearance in size was at least 10 to 20 times larger than an actual star would appear. It would be comparable to holding a dime about a foot in front of your eye, but a little more cylindrical. They resembled radio stars in they way they flashed multiple colors blue, white , red , yellow, green. They danced around each other like bees over flowers in silent circles somewhat erratic in this pattern as if they were swirling around each other.

Finally they organized once again and formed a perfect hatchet shape with the rectangular piece facing west at the top and a long handle on the right or east side each dot representing a light bright type of design of perfect angles to create a clear shape. They flashed a couple of times as though to show off their display, or the final act of this show.

Lastly they filed slowly out of the hatchet type of shape drifting off to the Northwest sky, up and away. They almost seemed to puff out one by one like a burnt out firework. We were so transfixed at this point we didn't want the experience to end. They seemed to possess an intelligence. They seemed to know we were watching. One final light lingered as we focused on it, then disappeared into the NW along with the others.