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Occurred : 10/21/2017 22:15 (Entered as : 10/21/2017 22:15)
Reported: 10/23/2017 4:40:31 PM 16:40
Posted: 11/3/2017
Location: Willamsburg, OH
Shape: Sphere
Duration:5-10 minutes
single orange sphere bopping up and down over southwest Ohio


Saturday night, myself, my two kids, my boyfriend, and two friends went camping in Williamsburg because we had heard that there were strange lights out there the last couple of nights. We didn’t actually expect we would see any- we set off with binoculars in hopes of at least seeing some meteors from the peaking meteor shower. We did see some meteors and one glowing orb that we could not explain.

Witnesses were comprised of a librarian (myself), my 11-year-old son, a civil engineer, an in-home care provider, and a college history professor. My 12-year-old daughter was also present, but in the car on her phone and not witness to the object. The engineer has a coworker who lives and deer hunts this area and he is the one who shared the strange experience with us so that we could investigate on our own. None of us had ever seen an unexplained object before Saturday night.

The object was an orange-red orb that was slowly traveling through the night sky. At least, it was slower than a plane we saw pass by in the vicinity. Overall, it traveled from left to right over top of the house (XXXX Bass Rd. Williamsburg, OH 45176) across the road from the field we were parked in. While travelling left to right it also bopped up and down sometimes, almost as if it was following the coils of a giant invisible slinky. A few times the light blinked out a few seconds and then came back on. There was some cloud cover that night but it was to our backs, not in the area we were viewing.

I have sent a screenshot of the google map where we were to the email indicated on the online form. I would be interested to hear back if anything else was seen in our area, or nearby areas, that night.

I hope this is helpful.