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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/23/2017 20:00 (Entered as : 06232017 20:00)
Reported: 6/24/2017 12:19:46 PM 12:19
Posted: 7/7/2017
Location: Paulding, OH
Shape: Other
Duration:3-5 minutes
Dark object flying ahead of a Chinook type helicopter, then a cigar shaped, silver object trailing behind

My husband and I were sitting around a campfire in our backyard. I looked up towards the north and saw a dark object way up in the sky. It did not appear to be an airplane. I could see no apparent wings, no flashing lights and there was no sound. It was extremely high for how small it appeared to be. I tried to point it out to my husband, but he didn’t see it.

Just a minute later, in the same general area, there was a huge – what appeared to be Chinook helicopter – way up high. It was white with a red tail. My husband ran in and grabbed the binoculars. It was so high up and the setting sun was hitting it just right - we both agreed it was some kind of hugemungus helicopter. I thought then that perhaps the first dark object I saw might have been a military escort for this huge transport.

The helicopter was just fading from view towards the northeast, we looked up and in the same area, at the same high altitude, was a cigar shaped object that was silver in color traveling along the same course. My husband looked through the binoculars and could not figure it out. It had no wings – it was not an airplane and was not a helicopter. He just kept saying “what IS that?” By the time he gave me the binoculars it was fading from view and I didn’t get a very good look at it. With my naked eye, I could tell the color was shiny silver, and it had a strange shape… it was shaped like a cigar. There was no sound.

We sat and discussed what we had just witnessed and the only thing we are sure of is the gigantic Chinook-type helicopter, white with red tail. The dark object I saw was too small for a “regular” plane to be that high up, and there were no apparent wings, no noise and no lights flashing. Military? Possibly. The cigar shaped craft has left us in a state on confusion. We have never seen anything like it.