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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 8/11/2013 23:00 (Entered as : 08/11/13 23:00)
Reported: 8/12/2013 7:46:02 PM 19:46
Location: Englewood, OH
Duration: 2 minutes
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
|I was taking my dogs for a walk around the block as i do often around the same time of the night. I heard a plane in the distance that was coming in to land at the dayton international airport.
I was standing in a school field so my view was not blocked by anything. I scanned to the west and was watching the plane with its landing lights come in and flew right over head.
Then i started walking again and i looked back to the west where the plane just came from and there was a bright orange fireball hanging in the sky. I would guess it was about maybe 1000 feet up and just looked like it was sitting there or moving very slowly.
To be honest the first thing i thought and said out loud ah someone let a chinese lantern go. I watched it for about 1 minute cause it looked really cool and then it started getting bigger and brighter. At that point, i said hmm what the heck is that and then it took off to the west and gained altitude until was gone.
This thing shot off way faster than a jet ever could of, it was like shot out of a slingshot.
I don't know if anything close to this has been reported before but it kinda freaked me out.
I wonder if the plane reported it to the tower cause where it was in the sky they would of seen it.