Published: 5:00 AM 3/30/2014
Canton, Ohio - 05-14-12
My boys and I arrived at my mother-in-laws in Canton, OH. after baseball to pick up my wife. It was close to 9:30 pm and a very clear night sky.
She was out back with my mother-in-law and her two other friends. Being polite I stuck around to listen to their discussion. I was standing the whole time and just started to look at the sky.
All I saw were stars and just looked to the east, south and west enjoying the night sky. I noticed a larger, brighter circle of white light much lower than the stars and stationary; not flickering.
It appeared to be at an altitude that an airliner would fly while making an approach to land a couple miles out. FYI, I live close to a smaller airport, and know the patterns, size and what an airliner looks like at night.
The strange part was that there were no airlines in the sky while I was looking around. I continued to look around in the night sky some more, always looking back at that circle brighter light in the sky.
I remember a few times looking at my wife's mom and her friends while they where talking. I was really testing to see if that light would go away when I looked back up at it. Finally after looking and starring at the light for about the 4th or 5th time, I finally asked my mother-in-law, her friends, and my wife to look at the bright light in the sky.
Their conversation stopped and everyone just looked at it for about a minute. I think it was one of my sons who asked me what that was. I simply said I don't know.
We all stared at the bright light. I looked at my mother-in-law and her friends and everyone was just looking at the light. I looked back at the light which still has not moved in the 12-15 minutes I had been at my mother-in-laws.
Then about 3 seconds after I turned back to look at the circle of bright light in the sky. A bright light that was narrower widened as it reached earth; shined down from the circle of bright light to the ground for about 12-15 seconds.
Then that light jumped or shot up off the ground to about 3/4 the way down to ground from the UFO for about 2 to 3 seconds, then the light shining down jumped/shot up again from the UFO and is now about 1/2 way down to the ground.
Then for about 1 second the light that was shining down jumped/shot up again to about 1/4 way down to the ground from the UFO. At this point the light was almost back to the circle of bright light.
Then within a nano-second what was left of the light shining down blacked out and so did the bright circle of light; gone. It just disappeared. I looked at my mother-in-law, her friends, wife and everyones jaw was dropped like they saw a ghost. And we all just looked at each other.
My mother-in-law started making excuses. She said it was a plane. I told her planes don't sit there that long and shine a light down, and said there are no planes around.
Interestingly enough, I started to see airlines fly by and pointed to her; that is what an airline looks like in the sky which wasn't even remotely close to what we witnessed.
In fact, the 12-15 minutes that the circle of light was in the sky there were no airlines. After the light was gone, in about 8 minutes later, I saw two airlines in the sky; one flying East to West the other North to South just west of me.
Those were the airlines I pointed out to my mother-in-law. Her friends were still in shock. I didn't know who to call so I went home got online (can't remember the site) and filed a report.