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This is a rare craft, and not enough data has been accumulated to give its general configuration.
Noisy, "sky train" moving slowly with suden accellaration.
Hello: I look at the sky a lot, am an amateur astronomer. This report is of a craft I have not heard described very much. My son was losing a baseball game very badly, so I walked away from the field and was looking at the top of the trees.
The craft came from my left, roughly south and headed north. The best way I can describe it was a "sky train". This craft was perhaps 200 yards long but only, perhaps 30 feet wide. It was at an elevation of perhaps 200 feet and was rather noisy. The noise was a rhythmic humming. There were multiple sections (very like a train) and they were all illuninated, greenish and yellow lights. It was moving rather slowly, perhaps 50 mph, but once it cleared the tree lines it accellarated dramatically. I have never seen anything else like this.
Object was a cylinder shape with light formations on what appeared to be both sides of object. Flying at low altitude but could not see object in great detail due to light formations.
Object was in view for approx. 30-45 seconds, then simply disappeared from sight. Object was viewed by three adults and one 9 year old child on 11/16/99 approx. 5 miles south of Owenton,KY which is a small town approx. 70 miles south of Cincinnati, OH.
Evidently, hundreds of people in the Cincinnati area saw the same object, and the incident was reported on the 11:00 news. Object was long with several bright lights which were in a peculiar formation.
Object was first seen through a window of my house. Upon discovery of object, I hurried out the door and onto the deck which overlooks a lake. Object seemed to "float" through the air at a relatively slow speed. There was no audible sound from the object. Although, it was flying at a pretty low altitude, it was difficult to view object in great detail.
I think this was primarily due to the nature of the object itself. Again, it was a rather long object and maybe can best be described as an abstract "floating train". Object was in view for approx. 30-50 seconds all the while traveling at a relatively slow, steady speed. Then simply disappeared.
Viewed 7 lights each shaped like a "Chinese Latern".
They serpentined in a slow path, that appeared about 100 feet overhead. No noise, and when they were directly overhead, they turned 90 degrees straight up and were out of sight in about 5 seconds.
This event was observed while in the Navy, stationed on Midway Island. I was with a group of men getting ready to go on watch, when a group of seven lights, were observed coming from the airfield control tower, towards our group.
The lights were moving very slowly. We were able to call the tower and ask if they observed the same. The answer was yes. We asked if any weather ballons had been released. The answer-no.
We then watched the lights come closer, in a serpentine formation, one following the other. The lights were a red and orange blend, similar in color and shape to a "fat" oval shaped chinese lattern. There was no noise. Our group of about 8 men were waiting to go on watch. The lights appeared to be close to the ground, maybe about 100 feet up, approx. (hard to tell for sure).
When the lights were directly overhead, the turned 90 degrees, and headed straight up and out of sight in about 5 seconds. Again, no noise. When we arrived on our watch and asked if our radar or electronic recorders had monitored any activity, the answer was no.
I have not known what to do with this information since that sighting. I have told others and have heard similar reports of this kind of observation. I have not seen anything since. Please advise if any other information exists relative to my experience.