9/25/2004 9:12:30 PM
Size of Object(s)
rather large relative to a full-size car, maybe 8 of them end to end
Distance to Object(s) & Altitude
at min about 500 - 1,000 ft in altitude
Shape of Object(s)
eliptical (hamburger sandwich-like almost)
Color of Object(s):
white except for color strobes around the center
Full Description & Details
As an adolescent boy my adoptive aunt and I were driving west on Dayton-Liberty Rd to visit my cousin and her husband in a new suburban housing developement just east of Union Rd in Jefferson Twp in Ohio. I was not looking in the direction of the flashing object that caught my aunts attention when she said, "Andy, what is that?" Without looking I said,"Oh, it's probably just a plane with its approach lights on." She pulled off to the rightside of the road and stopped and pointed, "No Andy, what is that?" I loked to the SW where she was pointing and was perplexed and intrigued by what I saw approaching. I was a jet plane buff at an early age, I dreamed of becoming a test pilot and studied military and civilian aircraft in books I regularly checked out of the public library. I could identify any published aircraft in the Air Force inventory at the time just by its sillouette. This eleptical white object was not even close to being anything like any I'd ever seen before or could have imagined.
At the time I was about 12 or 13 years old. But as I described in more detail above, I could infalibly identify contemporary military, civilian, and general avaiation aircraft by their sillouette alone.
I'm sending a sketch I made that loosely resembles the sighting.
Reported To:relatives, friends