|Occurred : 9/12/2002 03:28
Reported: 9/12/2002 11:40
Location: Newberry, OH
|Telephoned report to NUFORC:
A truck driver was sitting in the cab of his truck in the parking lot of a restaurant, when his attention was immediately drawn to an extremely bright object moving rapidly in the southern sky.
The object's apparent size, the witness estimated, was just a bit smaller that the apparent size of the disc of a full Moon. It was approximately 8 degrees above the horizontal plane, I.e. close to the southern horizon, and it traversed approximately 7 degrees, he estimated, in the approximately 1 second he witnessed it.
The object was descending at approximately a 45 degree angle, traveling from right to left, from the vantage point of the witness.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke with the witness at some length, and he described the event with uncommon clarity and objectivity. A very high quality report, and the witness was quite serious-minded, and quite credible, in our opinion. PD))