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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/1/2004 02:00 (Entered as : 09/01/2004 02:00 am)
Reported: 9/1/2004 11:59:20 PM 23:59
Posted: 9/9/2004
Location: Hillsboro, OH
Shape: Light
Duration: 20 minutes
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Three bright lights seen in sky

Here is what we observed...

I was traveling on US 50 going into Hillsboro at about 2:00 am and noticed a bright orange-ish light to the left of me (towards Wilmington). In my van, I also had with me my two daughters ages 12 and 14 and my niece, age 13. We saw numerous airplanes, which were flying to and from Airborne in Wilmington (I know this because I used to work there), but we saw these three brighter lights that stood out. Two quickly faded out, but there was one left that was the brightest. I stopped my van on the road to observe this light. It never moved but it "twinkled" at times, but remained bright. It was a pretty clear evening out, mabey a few thin clouds. After observing it while parked, it then faded out and was gone. We waited for about 10 minutes to see if it would reappear but it did not. This light did not look like any other star. This light looked too bright to be a planet. It was approx. the size of a peanut at arms length.

I am guessing it could have been flares, but who knows so we thought we should report it.