|Occurred : 9/23/2015 23:00 (Entered as : 09/23/2015 23:00)
Reported: 9/23/2015 8:56:47 PM 20:56
Location: Athens, OH
|Stationery r, w, g lights 1hr+ NE Athens OH
About 070 from 1/2 mile south of Ohio University. Elev angle constant about 25 degrees above horizon. Stationary. Red, white, green lighting appears to be mechanically generated. Craft position unchanged over one hour observation. Illumination level brighter than Venus or Vega. I don't see any planets above the horizon on my sky view phone app. Three planets are indicated as well below horizon. No clouds. Cool temp mid 50s. Minimal air movement. Red and green light swap sides as if autorotation craft was changing headings 180 degrees. No apparent pattern to that. White above r & g but no space discernible between top to bottom. Too distant for iPhone camera. Easily seen lights detail w binocs 7x50.
((ADDENDUM FROM SOURCE))
Addendum to earlier; after calling hotline: Orange changing to amber lights were added for last 30 minutes of observation. The amber lights tended to obscure the red and green lights when they strived on. Lights disappeared with no apparent change in position. I was watching through binocs and lights were there and then they were not. There was no change in position. Stars changed position but it did not. I took rapid exposures with iPhone (15 / sec?). Resolution is so poor colors can't be discerned. About all the pics demonstrate is the dimming and brightening of a white light. W r/g r/g or/amb or/amb