NUFORC Sighting 46832

Occurred: 2005-10-05 21:00 Local
Reported: 2005-10-05 20:27 Pacific
Duration: 48 min
No of observers: 2

Location: Toledo, OH, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aircraft nearby

Point source of light observed for 48 min in rapid acceleration and deceleration and apparent stationary flight

Observed one point source of light operating within a small area of the night sky for 48 min. High thin overcast obscurred much of sky. Object appeared slightly brighter than stars in area. Object was in position when observer 1 exited building at 21:00 on 05 Oct 2005, and remained in position after observer 1 ceased observation at 21:48.

The object would remain stationary for periods of up to 30 seconds, move at velocities greater than aircraft in the area, and executed rapid changes of direction. Object remained in area (measured by extending right arm and thumb)as 4 thumbwidths North - South and 4 thumbwidths East - West. This area was centered about 6 thumbwidths due west of overhead. The object was partially obscurred by the high clouds but did not illuminate them leading me to believe that it was at a greater altitude than the clouds.

Other aircraft including aircraft estimated to be at great altitude seemed to be under the clouds. The object at times moved at a velocity greater than the aircraft observed. The object remained still whenever aircraft were near its location. No sound was noticed from the object, but all aircraft observed in proximity to the object's location was observed to be generating their proper sound.

Movement of the object was observed compared to stars visible in close proximity, and compared to a stationary vehicle. Observer 2 observed the object for about 10 min and verified the above movements and activities.

Posted 2005-10-11

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