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Occurred : 1/18/2018 19:05 (Entered as : 01/18/2018 19:05)
Reported: 1/18/2018 5:24:37 PM 17:24
Posted: 1/25/2018
Location: Timberlake, OH
Shape: Disk
Duration:10-15 seconds
I observed two saucer like objects flying erratically east to west then all of a sudden changed direction and headed south

Tonight, on January 18th at approximately 7:05pm EST while sitting in my hot tub and looking up at the stars/sky, I observed two objects flying sort of erratically from east to west almost side by side. Then, all of a sudden, they changed direction and headed south. I tried to turn off my hot tub to see if I could hear anything, but couldn’t.

These objects had lights, maybe reddish. I can’t be sure of their shape, but I would say round or oblong. It’s hard to say because, even though the sky was dark, it was still early in the evening and there was some steam from my hot tub. I’m not sure how high they were flying, but I’m going to guess no more than cruising altitude for a commercial airliner, but it is really hard to guess their altitude. For reference, we have very tall, mature trees in our village and these objects were much much higher than them and where I’m used to seeing airliners fly.

For background information, I live about a ½ mile from Lake Erie near Eastlake, OH. There are no street lights in my village. I often sit in my hot tub and look up at the stars and watch the planes flying into CLE Hopkins and Lost Nation airports. I have also seen a fireball or meteor not to mention many shooting stars. I was honestly in disbelief of what I was seeing and was saying to myself ((deleted--"What is this?”!.

I observed these objects for maybe 10-15 seconds before they disappeared to the south. In my mind, I was trying to make sense of it and whether it could have been a couple of drones but I guess they’d have to be real good pilots to pull off that maneuver at night let alone daytime. Still, I can’t be sure of what I saw but it was very abnormal from what I’m used to seeing, so I wanted to report it just in case anyone saw the same thing.