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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/26/2007 23:30 (Entered as : 05/26/07 23:30)
Reported: 7/31/2008 4:56:51 PM 16:56
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Russels Point, OH
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 60 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object left a trail, There was an aura or haze around the object, The object emitted other objects, The object made a sound
Orange ball crosses over crowded lake in straight line

While boating on a flat, open-aired vessel on a clear, calm night at Indian Lake in Logan County, Ohio, my girlfriend and me and three other couples (2 of which lived around the lake) watched a bright orange ball of light travel north to south over the lake. As it passed, it made a "whizzing" sound, but really seemed to be cutting through the air. It almost looked like a meteor, but it was traveling at an extremely slow speed, very low to the ground. Indian Lake is not that large of a lake and the ball took about 60 seconds to cross the sky. It was in the air so long that I had time to unpack my camera, remove the lense and snap a shot. It did not fade out of before going beyond the horizon and my line of sight. I would say it was 400 feet off the ground and that it traveled in a straight line.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD))