NUFORC Sighting 87087

Occurred: 2012-02-06 08:40 Local
Reported: 2012-02-07 17:30 Pacific
Duration: approx. 15 sec
No of observers: 1

Location: Bucyrus (6 mi. SW of), OH, USA

Shape: Light

Bright star like light at 8:40 am in clear sky moving from southeast to northwest then disappeared

I was driving north east on Ohio Route 4, approximately 6 miles southwest of Bucyrus in Crawford County, Ohio at 8:40 A.M., Monday, February 6, 2012. The sky was clear with no clouds. State Route 4 has a polar coordinate of approximately 55 degrees (or 35 degrees east of north).

At approximately 40 degrees, (range unknown)I saw what I first thought was a planet, (not unlike Venus), bright star like light. However, I saw it move to the northwest, then turn or bank upward, possibly with a then curved crescent edge like wing silhoute that was visible for maybe one second. The light then continued to norhtwest for a few more seconds like 2 or 3) and then totally disappeared at about 55 degrees. Although this may have been an aircraft marking light that was no longer turned in my direction when the plane banked away, I saw no darker shadow or evidence of a plane flying away. The light totally disappeared.


Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD

Posted 2012-02-10

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