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Occurred : 10/8/2016 20:56 (Entered as : 10/08/16 20:56)
Reported: 10/27/2016 10:44:21 AM 10:44
Posted: 10/27/2016
Location: Marietta, OH
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
Numerous lanterns seen in the sky, as well as a few still being released.

On October 8th at 8:56 PM, my husband and I were coming off I-77 at Marietta, Ohio, when we noticed lanterns going up in the air. I took a picture of them and as we were going by the Best Western Motel on Pike Street we noticed that they were coming from behind the motel. We could see the fire flickering as they rose in the air. There were several already in the air and a few were just going over the street.

As we continued on Pike Street I took more pictures and watched until I could no longer see them as we continued driving.

((NUFORC Note: Report submitted, following a news report in Marrieta, OH, about the incident. PD))