Monday, September 20, 2010
Strange Red Light In The Sky Over Mason Ohio
My family also saw this strange red light on Sunday night, September 19, 2010, but it was not stationary. My daughters (23 and 12) first noticed it just after 9:00pm when they went out to watch the fireworks at Kings Island. They said it had been moving and then stopped.
When I saw it, it appeared to be fairly stationary, about 30° above horizon to the south. I moved to where I could tell it was moving (positioned it very near the top of a tree). It moved from that 30° south position to about 40° SE, near the moon.
At one point during its movement toward the moon, a small plane flew underneath it. The nav lights from the plane were much smaller than this light. The light seemed to slow when it reached the position near the moon.
At this point, the light was about 2” NE of the moon, measured at arm’s length. This was 9:15. I called my brother-in-law who lives not too far (1 mile west and 500 feet south). He went out on his south-facing deck and saw the moon, but did not see the red light until he went out to the street.
I was surprised to hear that he couldn’t see the light when he saw the moon, it was right next to it! I will have to ask him how far the light was from the moon from his perspective. The light did not stop, but continued on a ENE course, sort of toward a bright star low in the east sky. It began to flicker a little. We weren’t sure if high thin clouds were blocking it. There were some in the area. Then we lost sight of it all together around 9:35.
If you have seen anything like this in the same area please be kind enough to contact Brian Vike at: firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of your sighting. All personal information is kept confidential.
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