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Occurred : 8/14/1999 12:00 (Entered as : 8/14/99 12:00)
Reported: 5/3/2002 10:50:35 AM 10:50
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Columbus, OH
Shape: Circle
Duration:15 minutes
I called the radar installation but they would not tell me if or what they saw in my area.I called during the object's persence.

I went outside to take out the trash.I observed a metalic circular object in the sky west of my home .It first appeared to be a chromed baloon but for some reason I decided to watch it for a minute.It seemed to have controlled flight,moving and stopping as it seemed to be obsevring something.I noticed it was getting closer and was way too small to be a baloon.It also seemed to have reflective qualities that were distorted.The reflections changed shape but the object did not change shape.It seemed to hover at a distance I guessed to be a half mile up and a half mile away.I was not sure if I was being observed but the object seemed to get closer to me and hold its position.I got a seat and focused on the object and did not look away except for occasional blinking.The wind was blowing about 5 miles an hour but the object did not move as I was using treetops to pinpoint its position in the sky.I could not see and heat waves of propellers visable so I ruled out a propulsion stabilizing system.

((NUFORC Note: Source elects to remain anonymous. PD))