An Ohio witness in Austintown reported watching two silent black triangle UFOs under 330 feet off the ground that passed over State Route 46 at I-680 about 8:20 p.m. on March 18, 2014, according to testimony in Case 54801 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness was eastbound along I-76 and crossing over the Meander Creek Reservoir Bridge when two orange lights were first noticed in the sky.
"The two lights did not seem to be moving but were rather stationary," the witness stated. "As I came closer to the S.R. 46 overpass I noticed that the lights were slightly moving."
The witness then crossed under the overpass.
"I looked up and to the left (north) and observed two black triangles to be seemingly gliding at about 200-330 feet off of the ground. Upon further observation I also noticed the second triangle to be approximately 30-50 feet behind the first and slightly higher. Both black triangles were gliding without any noise; not typical for flying objects, especially this low to the ground."
The witness recalled the flight path.
"The objects were also making a slight left turn (north) passing over S.R. 46."
The witness described the objects.
"I observed the objects to be a black triangle traveling with the flat end forward and the point to the rear. The front two corners each had an orange light, with no light on the rear tip. Both objects appeared to be the same in size, color, and flight."
The witness continued driving about a half mile, and then turned around.
"I returned to the area of S.R. 46 at I-680 (approximately 1-2 minutes later) and did not see the objects again. I remained in the area for another 20 minutes but did not see anything else. The temperature at time of observation was approximately 40 degrees Fahrenheit, partly cloudy skies, but clear in the viewing area, no precipitation. Winds were approximately 4 mph blowing southeast. The area of observation was well lit with building and streetlights, and contained heavy amounts of traffic. I am free of drugs, alcohol, and any mental or physical illnesses, 33 years old, a military veteran of 9 years, and police officer of 11 years."
No images or videos were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on March 19, 2014. Austintown is in Mahoning County, OH, population 29,677. Ohio has a current UFO Alert Rating of 4 with a higher than average number of recent reports nationally. Ohio had 11 UFO reports in February 2014 - the 12th highest reporting state - while California had 59 reports - the highest reporting state in the nation.