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Occurred : 7/13/2018 22:30 (Entered as : 07/13/18 22:30)
Reported: 7/14/2018 10:54:25 AM 10:54
Posted: 7/19/2018
Location: Columbus, OH
Shape: Light
Duration:~5 minutes each
My neighbor and I were sitting in his front yard located near the Westgate area of Columbus, Ohio, when I noticed a golden orange light traveling west just to the south of our location. I thought it was a jet making its approach to Columbus International Airport as I normally see them do.

As it reached a position nearly due south of us, it turned north (as jets typically do to make their final approach to the airport). When it cleared the trees, it was obvious this was no jet. It was a steadily glowing orange object, no sound, no blinking lights and no sign of navigational lights. This is when I called my friend's attention to it.

We watched it reach an angle of about 60 degrees in altitude from where we were standing, it stopped and hovered, emitting a bright and steady orange glow. There was no "beam" as typically seen from a helicopter search light, just the steady, unchanging glow.

After hovering for about 10 seconds, it began to slowly move back southeastward and the glow gradually dimmed until it was just a faint speck. After it disappeared, we sat back down and tried to find a logical explanation for what we just saw.

It was about 2 minutes later, it reappeared again coming north almost straight toward us. Once it cleared the trees, it stopped and hovered near the same location for about 10 seconds before nearly retracing its path in a south-southwest direction and dimming till we lost sight of it.

This occurrence being between 10 and 11PM, the neighborhood was very quiet so it was easy to discern that there was no sound created by the object. There were no other lights on it, it did not leave a trail.