UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 53236
Log Number US-01042014-0027
Date Submitted 01/04/2014 09:31 UTC
Date of the Event 12/31/2013 10:00 UTC
Source MUFON
Disposition Unresolved
Summary Red-orange light over flying Dayton, OH on New Year's Eve
Tags contact disc lights photo

Sighting Location

City Dayton
Region Ohio
Country United States
Latitude 39.818022
Longitude -84.106408
The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance 501 Feet - 1 Mile
Sighting Duration 00:06:00
Object Features Unknown
Object Flight Path Straight-line path
Object Shape Unknown
Weather Factors Unknown

Sighting Details

We live in the northeast part of Dayton, OH. I���m a retired Air Force officer and currently working as a defense contractor; I have several technical degrees to include a Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering. I was an Air Force pilot and worked for several years at Headquarters Air Force Space Command. On Dec 31, 2013 at 10:00PM, I went to take the trash out. As soon as I went outside, I noticed a formation of red-orange lights moving slowly through the sky. We had a broken cloud deck from 1000'-1500', with some light from the city being reflected from the underside of the clouds, and these objects were clearly visible underneath the cloud deck. There were about 12-15 objects, from the S-SW to N-NW, moving over our house - COMPLETELY SILENT, so I knew they weren't airplanes or helicopters. They were in a ragged line formation, all moving at the same speed, and the objects at the head of the line were grouped in a square formation and weren't moving - almost as if they were waiting for the others to catch up. The head of the formation began to get dimmer, as did the others behind them and that's when I noticed that the objects right over our house were climbing into the cloud deck. They all faded from view. When I first saw them, I knew that they weren't the typical aircraft that we see in our area, being in the traffic pattern of Wright-Patterson AFB. I called for my wife to come out and take a look, and when she came out and saw what was happening, she went back in to get her camera. However, her camera was a point and shoot and didn't get a good focus on the lights, I guess they were just points of light to the optics and she didn't get any photos. Given the visibility, brightness of the objects and proximity to the Base, I would expect the Air Force tower controllers to have made visual contact with these objects. Entire encounter was about six minutes. I know that these weren���t airplanes, helicopters, balloons or birds. These were objects under some type of control and were able to maintain a disciplined spacing and formation.


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