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Occurred : 4/14/2022 22:42 (Entered as : 04/14/2022 10:42 PM)
Reported: 4/14/2022 8:58:30 PM 20:58
Posted: 4/22/2022
Location: Avon, OH
Shape: Light
Duration: about 40 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object changed color
Two sequential bright, motionless, silent lights

4/14/2022, about 10:42 pm, Avon, Ohio, backyard: I looked out briefly to check sky conditions, intending to make some astronomical observations if it was clear enough, as I’m a highly experienced amateur astronomer. After identifying several familiar stars in the clear part of the sky (Castor, Pollux, Procyon, Regulus), I happened to look directly overhead, and noticed to my surprise a very bright, pure white “star” that shouldn’t be there. It was at least as bright as Venus but directly overhead. I watched it to determine whether there was any motion, in case it was a satellite or airplane landing light, but there was no motion. After a few seconds (perhaps between 5 and 10 seconds), the light turned yellow and faded out. As it was fading, a second similar light suddenly appeared about 4° to the southwest of the first one, remained on for a shorter time – also a few seconds – and then yellowed and faded out the same way. For a few more seconds, a tiny faint pinpoint of light was visible in each of the two locations, then they too faded out and nothing more was to be seen. I listened intently for a couple of minutes but there was absolutely no sound (and this was on a calm, quiet night) so the lights were not from helicopters or airplanes. In any case, the only way airplane landing lights could be seen from directly underneath would be if an airplane was in a vertical dive; and no navigation lights or other lights ever appeared. I got binoculars and probed the area but nothing further could be seen other than normal background stars; there were no clouds in that part of the sky at the time. I considered the possibility that the objects might have been meteors coming directly at me, but the description did not seem to fit: the lights were the wrong color for meteors (pure white before fading to yellow), there was no trail or apparent motion (as would be expected if meteors were coming almost toward me), they were much brighter than any normal meteor, and they remained visible (especially the first one) several times longer than a meteor takes to appear and then fade out.