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Triangle UFO quickly disappears over small Ohio town

An Ohio witness at Batavia described a triangle-shaped object with three lights at its points moving directly overhead with no flashing lights or sound, according to testimony in Case 83789 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness was outside in a front yard with a dog on a clear night at 9:45 p.m. on May 16, 2017, when the incident began.

“I immediately noted how many stars I could see and the darkness of the sky,” the witness stated.“While standing on the driveway and shortly after looking up, I saw the object come over my roof into view. It appeared to be several thousand feet up in the sky. I could easily make out three distinct, white lights in a perfect triangular pattern.”

The object appeared to be several thousand feet up. Batavia is a small Ohio town with a 1,509 population. (Credit: Google)
The object appeared to be several thousand feet up. Batavia is a small Ohio town with a 1,509 population. (Credit: Google)

The witness stated that the object did not appear to be the average aircraft.

“There were no flashing aircraft lights of any kind. There was no noise as the object passed over. It was heading in a southwest direction. There were no clouds in my viewing area to obscure it, only some faint ones on the horizon, so I had a clear view of it. It was almost directly overhead of my neighborhood.”

The witness described the object’s movement.

“It made a bend in its trajectory turning towards the west after a few seconds. Shortly after, it abruptly disappeared. During the sighting, I did not want to lose sight of the object, so I did not run inside for my phone to take video. I noticed blinking aircraft lights within a few degrees of the object during and after the sighting. There are multiple airports in the area and I am used to seeing all sorts of planes and this immediately struck me as not having any blinking lights and a perfect triangle shape.”

The object was moving very fast.

The object was fast-moving and quickly disappeared. Pictured: Batavia, Ohio. (Credit: Google)
The object was fast-moving and quickly disappeared. Pictured: Batavia, Ohio. (Credit: Google)

“It also must have been moving quite fast since it covered a pretty large area of the sky in a short time. The altitude and lack of noise reminded me of seeing a satellite, but the triangle shape made me question whether it could be one. Whether the planes were tracking it or just flying over, I couldn’t say. We see a lot of planes around here.”

Batavia is a village in and the county seat of Clermont County, Ohio, population 1,509. Ohio MUFON Field Investigator Tim Kelly is investigating. The witness included one illustration with the report, which was filed on May 16, 2017. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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  1. Just wanted to add that I had a sighting virtually identical to this one last May of this year. I was in back yard smoking my nightly cigar and star watching as I often do when I saw a fairly bright white light approaching from the South. The light appeared as a single light at first but just a little too big to be a satellite. I followed it as it approached and when it started to get pretty much overhead I realized it was not a single light but three white lights forming a triangle pattern. I wanted to run into the house and get my binoculars but was afraid it would be gone before I got back out. The craft was at a quite high altitude and made no discernible noise and I didn’t notice any other lights but the three white lights. It continued on in a straight path to the North until disappearing. This sighting occurred in North Scottsdale, AZ. (Rio Verde Foothills).

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