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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/17/2005 21:00 (Entered as : 03/17/2005 21:00)
Reported: 3/18/2005 11:56:33 AM 11:56
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Chillicothe, OH
Shape: Light
Duration: 10 minutes
Characteristics: The object emitted other objects, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Larger orange light emitting smaller orange lights

On Thursday night, March 17, 2005, around 9pm I was driving south on US Rt 772, about 5 miles south of Chillicothe when to my right (in the Western sky) I saw what appeared to be an orange light that "spit out" another smaller orange light that fell and the first orange light went out. I thought it might be someone setting off some kind of fireworks as it was very low, just above the tree line. I tried to watch to see if anything else appeared, but trees and hills got in my way. Approximately 10 minutes later I pulled into my drive way and saw more lights in the western sky. Twice in about 10-30 second intervals there appeared to be an orange light with 2-3 smaller orange lights emitting from them then they would disappear. As I got out of my car I could hear a very loud airplane, but didnt see one. I know that sometimes in our area the military practices night manuvers with some kind of tracer lights, but I have never seen them before, so I dont know if this is what I saw or not. For the past 3 nights I have heard very loud airplanes. They sound larger and slower moving than the jets we see during the day.