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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/10/2004 21:00 (Entered as : 10/10/2004 21:00)
Reported: 10/12/2004 10:55:58 AM 10:55
Posted: 10/27/2004
Location: Mansfield, OH
Shape: Light
Duration: a few hours
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object changed color
Several UFO's, one bigger one flew right over the car.

Approx. 9 pm on Sunday night, my friend and I (we're both college students, both in our twenties) happened to notice 4 bright lights perfectly aligned in the sky, brighter than stars and seemingly in some sort of formation. We found it odd and began to drive further out into the country to get a better look. As we drove, the objects began to break formation, one even shot fairly quickly straight up into the sky. This left 2 of the objects, which had begun to blink red, green and white lights, remaining in the formation while the other two headed off in opposite directions. Even more intrigued, we drove out to a country road and parked the car, fascinated by what we were now seeing... the 2 crafts that had taken off were now inexplicably back, as well as a few more... all in all we believe there were at least 8 of these at varying points in every direction of the sky. At this time, they were all blinking, hovering (sometimes flying) and spaced at intervals, yet didn't appear to be much bigger than what an airplane flying by may seem to be. Also at this time we were still trying to convince ourselves that perhaps these were some sort of strange airplanes or military crafts (though I've never seen an airplane that could shoot straight up into the air, and there's no reason why 8 of these blinking objects would be patrolling the sky)...

This continued for approx. one and half hours, at which time one of the objects which was low in the sky began all of a sudden to increase greatly in size, and took the appearance of a large ball of white light (Much bigger than a planet, and definitely in our atmosphere). It began to move quickly directly toward where we were sitting in our car on the side of the road, and as it approached it was very low, about tree line. There wasn't any noise except for a sort of low chugging sound, no emissions from the craft and no seeming way to propel it. It flew directly over our car and I got a good look at the underside of the craft, which I can only describe as a sort of rectangular shape with 3 bright white lights in a row (much like a large traffic light flying over the car, except all 3 lights were white.) Also on one side of the craft was a small blinking red light, and a green one on the other. After this craft flew over us and continued on, the other crafts began to blink sporadically and almost resembled faint strobe lights. *It should be noted,too, that during these few hours all of the crafts were alternating between hovering in the sky and flying around, so that at times some seemed to be dangling from strings in the sky, some seemed stationary, and some had no pattern at all other than to fly back and forth.* Awed by this sight, we decided to go out the next night (last night) as well and look for these objects, and sure enough they were there again. This time, though none of them came down to our level or flew over our car, 3 seperate crafts at about half hour intervals went from being small, blinking things to the large white lights that we first saw the day before. Each time this happened, the object would go from being small and blinking, to large and glaring, and then fade back to blinking and ascend straight up into the sky. All three were in the North-Northeast sky.