NUFORC Sighting 144309

Occurred: 2019-01-05 15:20 Local
Reported: 2019-01-05 17:10 Pacific
Duration: 10 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Cincinnati, OH, USA

Shape: Triangle
Characteristics: Lights on object

Triangular craft, dim lights, traveling in straight line, low altitude, high velocity, silent - Cincinnati OH

-Background: I have no pertinent professional background, but have an interest in astronomy and bird watching, so I spend a lot of time on my back deck observing the cosmos with a telescope and watching birds with a spotting scope. I live a few miles north of CVG intl. airport with my deck facing west, so I also use my spotting scope to track the occasional plane as they approach along a southern trajectory.

-Moment of sighting + description of craft: I was in my back yard (no scope) staring roughly WSW trying to get a good view of the Aquarius constellation for several minutes when I noticed the object moving at what appeared to be a fairly low altitude, though I could not discern with certainty, along a NNW to SSE trajectory at an extremely high velocity. The object virtually flew right over my head (seemed to be less than 1/4 mile to the west), yet it was 100% silent. It is difficult to estimate its size, as I could only make out the lights and not the body of the craft itself. The lights numbered between 6 and 10 and were arranged in a triangle. They were very dim, such that if I hadn't already been looking in that direction with my pupils adjusted to view the dim starlight I certainly wouldn't have seen it. The lights didn't blink or change at all, and also lacked any discernable hues, appearing to be a dim grey shade. It traveled in a straight line and was out of sight in a matter of 10 seconds or less, seemingly covering several miles in that brief window of time.

Posted 2019-01-11

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