Date: Summer 2010
Time: Approx: 10:00 p.m.
In the Summer 2010, I and 3 others were witness to a ball of light over Columbus going from east to west, then changing course to the north, northeast. I noticed initially as we were sitting outside around a fire pit about 10:00 PM. I was facing west when I noticed a star in the sky that seemed a bit out of place.
I pointed at it to the 2 people who were sitting around the fire as I thought it was a satellite. This ball seemed very high in the sky, but then started to descend toward us. You could see it dropping in altitude at a slow steady rate and moving toward us from our viewpoint.
The object looked like a gold/yellowish beach ball that was emitting a golden orange light from it. I live below the final approach turn for Port Columbus and have seen everything from commercial to military planes fly over, including the police helicopter and Medevac copters going into OSU.
This object descended to just above tree level to the west of us from a very high altitude and proceeded east maybe 200/300 feet above the ground and no more than a few hundred feet away from us. We watched this ball for at least 2 minutes from when I first saw it.
This object was not an aircraft. It was a sold glowing ball of a gold/orange color! There were no anti collision lights, landing lights, strobes or anything that would identify it as a any type of conventional aircraft. There was no sound from it, it moved silently through the sky.
As it moved east just above the tree line at a slow speed, it turned north northeast. We watched it until it disappeared from view. We all had an uneasy feeling as we were watching this as well. I know what aircraft look like at night and day, I'm a private pilot myself and an aviation enthusiast.
I know what we saw was not an aircraft. I have seen this ball probably 3 - 4 more times since then either going west to east or north to south typical just west of where we are in Grandview. These sightings were confirmed for me last night. I was outside speaking with my friend who lives on a farm north of 270 and how we got into the subject, I'm not sure, but he mentioned that he has seen that same ball of light over his farm.
Same exact description of what we saw flying over Grandview. He saw this object emitting some sort of strobe over his farmland. He too had an uneasy feeling when he witnessed this gold object. For a long time I was wondering if we were just imagining seeing this flying orb, but I now have another witness that saw the same thing.
Last time I saw this object was earlier in June when it was just to the west of me flying from North to South just after sunset. I wonder if there are others in Columbus who have seen this also.