|Occurred : 3/14/1999 00:45 (Entered as : 03/14/99 0:45)
Reported: 3/13/1999 22:53
Location: Parma, OH
|V-shaped object flying from South to North estimated to be at high altitude because high cirrus clouds visible through mostly clear skies early Sunday morning(12:45am) no trailing sound, bluish-white dim lights resembling 3 to 4 magnitude level stars.
Object was V shaped based upon the outline of bluish-white lights, had no trailing sound and was moving at an estimated high rate of speed based upon the cloud ceiling. I was out filling my bird feeder in the back yard. The night was mostly clear and being an amatuer astronomer I alway look at a clear sky. The lights appeared to be shining through the misty clouds, not on the clouds. Most aircraft in the area can be heard from about three to four miles up since I often measure time seen over time heard parameters using my ears and eyes. There are about 10 to 12 lights total making up the object with half of the lights(5-6) making up one line of the V and the other 5 or 6 making up the other line. The angle in the V would be closer to 90 degrees than 45 degrees. The lights very much resembled typical 3 to 4 degree magnitude stars and each light remained equidistant from one another suggesting they were fixed upon a structure. They did not flash. I would estimate the wing pattern to be about the size of a typical 727-737 jet at about 6,000-7,000 feet high which do fly overhead during the day and early night in the area which are always clearly heard. I had no idea until I looked up your web site that 3/13 was an aniversery date of a sighting. This sighting was 45 minutes past 3/13. I am quite shook about that.