US: Strange Light In Sky Still Unknown

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PostWed May 05, 2010 11:01 pm » by Reinaul

US: Strange Light In Sky Still Unknown
Wed, 05 May 2010 14:32 EDT

Cincinnati -- It moved faster than a bottle rocket, was smaller than an airplane and didn't fall from the sky.

Beyond that, the question of what was caught on a News 5 skycam at the end of Tuesday's 11 p.m. newscast remains unanswered.

A couple watching the newscast first alerted the station to what they saw in the closing shot before the Tonight Show.

In the few moments it appeared on screen, the streak of light appeared from behind the Great American Tower and shot in a straight line up and out of screen to the upper right.

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"Huh. That's a strange direction for an object to be moving," Dean Regas said.

Regas knows a few things about moving objects in the air. He's the Outreach Astronomer at the Cincinnati Observatory.

"In all the other videos that we've seen of meteor strikes and fireballs going through the sky, it's never been at that trajectory, it's usually the other way," he said.

Because of the camera angle, it was initially hard to tell if the object was coming from the ground in Newport or Bellevue or if it was coming from over the horizon of the hill beyond the riverfront.

But upon further enhancement, it appears in the sky between the hill and the camera, not beyond the hill.

The Reds said it didn't come from the stadium because Tuesday's game was long over by 11:30 p.m., so no fireworks would have been ready to fire.

"A UFO, that's what I'll call it. That's my official decree, official judgement," Regas joked.

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