|Occurred : 2/21/2014 19:50 (Entered as : 02/21/2014 19:50)
Reported: 2/21/2014 7:58:55 PM 19:58
Location: Monroe, OH
|Multiple Lights seen Over Monroe Ohio.
At approximately 7:50 PM EST / 19:50 Echo / 0:50 UTC - ZULU time, I was having a cigarette and star gazing. I was staring at my neighbor's back yard across the way from mine towards the east north east - when I turned my head up, and towards the south east (ESE) of my position I suddenly noticed two bright, white, stationary objects side by side - somewhat resembling bright planets or stars ((sic)),such as Jupiter, Uranus, or Venus would naturally appear from a normal ground viewing vantage point). The object on the right side being about 30 degrees lower in the sky than the other object on the left.
The objects were a little brighter than Venus - and both actually somewhat resembled how Venus looks to a naked eye observer. The objects were an unremarkable white color. They reminded me of how two close binary stars would appear if they were close enough to our solar system to be that bright in the night sky. They were brighter than Venus - and about as bright as an aircraft at night with it's fog beams / spot lights on.
When I first saw them - I knew that they were not there a few moments earlier - and I also reasoned to myself that they could not be stars because they were simply too bright - and they were not planets because only Venus approaches that magnitude of brightness - and there is only one Venus. My exact knee jerk first thought was " Those can't be planets - and there isn't a constellation that looks like that!".
The higher object after a few seconds appeared to begin to very slowly and subtly move (or rather "float" or "drift") upward - curving a little to the right, but the motion was again, very subtle and gradual.
After a few minutes - maybe about three minutes - both objects then faded out completely, metaphorically as if under the influence of a "dimmer switch" - until they were visually un-trackable.
I was stunned - and started to run back into the house when I decided to take a quick look around to see if maybe more were up there - and I glanced four, maybe five other objects at an extremely high altitude to the north east (NNE) "swimming" around each other - before finally separating and heading in a northerly direction (a few appeared to travel ENE, while at least two others looked to be headed due North). These objects were dimmer and less perceivable than the objects that I had just witnessed a few seconds earlier - due again - to their greater altitude, but all were basically points of light. One object appeared to have a more pinkish color hue than the others - and appeared to be either a tad bit brighter, or possibly larger - this object was one of I believe two that drifted away in a more Northward direction.
The entire incident lasted from about 7:50PM EST (0:50 ZULU), to 8:05PM (1:00 ZULU).
It is my desire to remain anonymous.
((NUFORC Note: Source of report has elected to remain anonymous, and provides no contact information. PD))