|Occurred : 8/28/2013 21:00 (Entered as : 08/28/2013 21:00)
Reported: 1/16/2014 6:01:34 AM 06:01
Location: Sidney, OH
|Spotting of 8 clusters of 3 red/orange fire orbs flying over Sidney Ohio ( Took Pictures)
On August 28th of 2013, outside my windows of my front room, I noticed a rather tight triangle formation of 3 red lights in the east. I have been to dozens of airshows so it was an unusual formation to see late at night. It was a tight triangle formation of aircraft.
NOTE: Going to air shows does not make me an expert. However, it was unusual enough for me to notice that they were in a tight formation at night with absolutely no blinker lights. In the daytime, a tight triangle formation is dangerous. I have to believe that the danger level would be elevated 100x at night.
So, I went outside to see what type of airplane was flying overhead, but I did not hear a sound. The clouds were low, no stars were present, and the wind was blowing in a NE direction about 10 mph (gusts up to 22 according to my cell phone.) I sat and watched the triangle formation of lights flatten out and become a string when the first light began to fade out. My first guess is that this object went behind a cloud. At least, that is what my mind told me. However, the next two lights also began to fade out but at different spots in the sky.
So I thought "that was weird!" and was about to head back into the house when I looked back to the east, I saw more of these red dots in the sky. They were always in clusters of three but I saw more clusters now. Not just a single cluster of 3 red/orange lights.
They all were traveling East to Northwest. Given that these objects were going against the prevailing wind, I am confident in saying that they were not Chinese Lanterns. Furthermore, on average, it would take about 2 minutes for these lights to go from the horizon to overhead to out of sight. So they were not wasting any time.
I was actually able to go into the house in order to grab my camera, tri-pod and my binoculars. However, in my excitement, the pictures that I took are not the best.
When I viewed the objects thru my binoculars, they appeared to be red rings. When the event was over, I counted at least 24 objects in the sky (Or 8 clusters of 3). All of which were completely quite. This viewing lasted about 20 minutes.