NUFORC Sighting 110985

Occurred: 2014-07-05 00:30 Local
Reported: 2014-07-04 22:40 Pacific
Duration: 5 minutes
No of observers: 2

Location: Xenia, OH, USA

Shape: Fireball

Erratic moving orange ball of light across the sky that completely stopped then disappeared.

I was sitting on the back of my friend’s truck just talking when we saw a glowing orange ball of light directly above us heading south west. This object was traveling very quickly and moving in an erratic pattern. It was almost as if it was vibrating quite viciously.

It continued to travel south west and would look as if it was slowing and speeding up. The ball of light also started to dim a little as it traveled. Once the object was about 35 degrees from the horizon, it slowed very rapidly and stopped completely. It then started to dim at a more rapid pace as if it was moving away and then suddenly disappeared.

We initially thought that it may be an airplane or a shooting star or a meteor but I’ve never seen any of those move in a pattern as this light was and then miraculously just stop for around 30 – 45 seconds. We also thought about maybe a cloud got in the way but the sky was completely clear.

Posted 2014-07-05

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