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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 7/24/2020 21:40 (Entered as : 07/24/20 21:40)
Reported: 7/24/2020 7:44:00 PM 19:44
Location: Harpersfield, OH
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object changed color
|Moving white light 3 miles South of Lake Erie in Northeast Ohio
At about 9:40pm I went outside to walk my dog. I often watch the stars, and am fairly familiar with the night sky. As I headed South, I saw an unfamiliar very bright white “star” under Neptune. It was as bright as Neptune, but not as large, and hovering just above the tree line. I was excited to see a new star and pulled my phone out to open the star app (Sky Guide) I use to identify stars.
As I opened the app, I watched the “star” slowly move closer to me and then gently “float” up and diagonally into the space between Neptune and Saturn. It then moved diagonally rather quickly towards Saturn (Northeast) then up again. It did not move like a floating object. There was a definite flight like intentional pattern to its movement. Although, I’ve never seen an aircraft move in the manner like the object I observed.
The object seemed to turn and change from a bright white to a softer amber glow. I then could make out three dimmer lights in place of the single amber color. Then the amber colors slowly dimmed simultaneously very similarly to how a flame might extinguish.
Since I do like to observe the night sky and identify the objects I see, I opened an app I use to identify aircraft (Flightradar24). There were no aircraft in the area. I’ve seen Chinese lanterns in the sky, but this was not a Chinese lantern. It did not move in a straight line through the sky like a meteor or satellite.