|Occurred : 7/14/2019 21:25 (Entered as : 07/14/19 21:25)
Reported: 7/19/2019 8:20:58 AM 08:20
Location: Cincinnati, OH
|Bright Orange Light from large Black Triangular Vehicle constant altitude, course and speed, no noise.
On the evening of July 14, 2019, approximately 9:25 PM EDT, I was driving home from dinner along Cleves Warsaw Rd, travelling west, glancing out the window to observe the conjunction of the moon with the planet Jupiter occurring that evening in the southwest sky, when I noticed a bright orange light which appeared to be moving slowly from west to east. What I immediately notices is that this object did not have conventional aircraft navigation lights, tail beacon, or belly strobe light as you would expect to see on a conventional aircraft. Nor am I aware of any aircraft having an orange headlamp, and having been a student pilot earlier in life, this intrigued me. I was really trying to see what this object was.
I continued to drive, until I was able to reach a parking lot, where I pulled in facing south, and I watched the object, travelling at a constant speed, which was relatively slow, my guess would be 30-40 knots, on a steady course towards the east, in the direction of downtown Cincinnati, OH. The object passed slightly south of where I was parked, about 80 degrees off of vertical at my position, at an approximate altitude, my guess, of 1500 feet Above Ground Level.
As the object flew past me, to the east, the orange light flickered out, it didn’t just shut off. All through its flight, at every angle, the luminosity of the light had been constant. Once the bright light was gone, I could clearly see a very large black triangular vehicle (perhaps the size equivalent of a Lear jet) continuing its flight to the east, and was able to watch it until it faded into the distance and into the darkening sky (the sun had just set, but there was still quite good light throughout this event).
This object made no sound at all. Its course west to eastward took it perpendicularly through the final approach glideslopes of three major runways of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport. There was no encounter with an aircraft as it moved through perpendicular to all three runway 18 glideslopes which run north to south.
I do not know what this was, but a few days later at dinner at a friend’s home, I was told that their son and his friend also saw the same object that same night about the same time from a place that was about a mile east of where I was parked that evening, and that he had called his parents for them to go out and look at it, and his parents missed it. At dinner that evening on July 18, there was speculation about a drone, sunlight reflecting off an aircraft, and yet to me, that doesn’t explain the lack of engine noise. I’m wondering if anyone else saw this, and they would know what it was.