On May 4th 2010. Cincinnati News WLWT’s NEWS 5 camera caught an unusual sight Tuesday night. An unknown object shooting into the sky.
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.
Dean 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 judgment,” Regas joked.