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|Occurred : 7/4/2019 22:05 (Entered as : 07/04/2019 22:05)
Reported: 7/8/2019 7:47:42 AM 07:47
Location: West Chester, OH
|Triangular aircraft with green and red lights
Shortly after 10pm on July 4th, 2019, I observed an unusual object in the south by southwest sky at about a 40-50 degree elevation from West Chester, Ohio.
It caught my attention because the usual object first appeared to be perfectly still and did not show any characteristics associated with a helicopter. Later, it moved south at what appeared to be an extraordinarily high rate of speed. When it accelerated, I believe I heard a faint, very low frequency rumbling. Otherwise, there was no sound associated with the object.
The object featured three lights in a triangular pattern. When I looked at the object through binoculars, I could clearly see that one of the lights was a steady red and two were alternating between green and red. The alternation occurred on a regular basis changing roughly once per second. There was no evidence of landing lights on the aircraft, and through the binoculars I could make out what appeared to be a triangle.
Yes, this was on the Fourth of July. But this clearly was not any kind of firework. I also found it odd that if this was a research aircraft of some type, that it would be flying on a night when so many people would be looking up towards the sky. 10pm is a typical time for fireworks displays in this area.
My son and wife also saw the same object. My son also observed it through the binoculars.