Reported: 2005-07-10 19:40 Pacific
Duration: 2 minutes
No of observers: 1
Location: Cleveland, OH, USA
Characteristics: Lights on object, Changed Colo
Shortly before 10 PM with clear sky I noticed object with strobe light,, slightly zig-zagged, changed colors and vanished.
I decided to sit outside in my backyard after dark. Recalled watching the stars when I was a kid in East Springfield, PA and looked at the constellations and a few airplanes between swatting at mosquitoes. Was facing east. The sky was clear. Off to the southeast (about 40 degrees) I noticed what appeared to be a plane with a strobe light taking the general flight path to Cleveland's lakefront airport. It was heading northeast. The strobe became more impressive and it became readily apparent that it wasn't quite the same light as a normal aircraft would use partly because it suddenly grew quite bright. The craft flew in a slightly erratic pattern slightly zig-zagging, then turned multi colored (red and blue) and disappeared. Just like that. Then perhaps 20 seconds later it reappeared much further to the west about 30 degrees behind my right shoulder and started to head east-southeast. No strobe, but it changed colors- blue and red. It flew as if it was surveying, not real fast but at a decent clip. Then I lost isight of it in the distance.
Am an attorney, inactive registered nurse and former high school social studies and history teacher.
We, at first, believed that the reports of a red light over the Brook Park, OH, area, might, in fact, be a possible hoax. A number of suspected hoaxed telephoned reports from Brook Park, OH, placed by young teenagers, on next day, included profanity and less than serious comments. However, we are reconsidering our position, given that a television station in the area of the sightings, as well as the local police, received a number of telephone calls, and written reports, about the event. Some reports are for July 9; others for July 10. We are attempting to confirm the accurate date of the event. PD
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