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UFOs in North Canton?

Couple tells News Channel 5 about their sighting

Here's some weird news for you:

Instead of seeing fireworks in their backyard on Sunday night, a North Canton couple said they saw what could have been a UFO, according to News Channel 5.

"These two objects floated by and then two more floated by and a short time later, two more floated by," Joanne Damico told Channel 5.  She said the objects looked like orange-colored globes.

John Damico told Channel 5 the objects were too quiet to be airplanes, and they didn't look like them either.

The Damicos had a similar sighting in 2009.

Channel 5 contacted astronomer Clyde Simpson at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, who said he couldn't identify them as being anything other than "orange dots on a black field."  And since they appeared on July 3, Simpson said there's "no reason to think they were anything other than fireworks."

Kathy Yaros July 08, 2011 at 06:16 PM
Could be the Goodyear Blimps too-
max pruess July 08, 2011 at 06:43 PM
not the blimp. I saw tthe same thing on the 4th of july at the butler county fair in PA. I think they were home made airships. Like a plastic trash bag with a candle in it. They were silent orange globes that moved very slow and only seemed to be a couple of feet across.
Megan Rozsa July 08, 2011 at 07:00 PM
That's interesting, Max. Thanks for the comment!
Brandon Tidd July 08, 2011 at 08:19 PM
I think what this may be is a Sky Lantern. Sky Lanterns (Khoom Fay, Khom Loy, Fire-Balloons, in the media known as UFO shaped Balloons) are traditionally made of oiled rice paper on a bamboo frame that contains a waxy fuel cell. These days, Sky Lanterns are made from Mulberry paper, as it is a lot more versatile and readily available. When a Sky Lantern is lit, the heat generated from the fuel cell creates lift (like a hot air balloon), and causes the lantern to rise into the sky. The Sky Lantern and its fuel cell, comes in many colours and sizes. Flight time is dependant on lantern size, weather conditions and legal altitude restrictions, which vary in some countries. Once the fuel cell has been exhausted, the Sky lantern floats gently back to Earth. - Courtesy SkyLanterns.net
Rick July 09, 2011 at 03:34 AM
No. There's something going on here. I thought I was crazy, until reading this. About 3 years ago, I was coming home at 3:30 or so in the morning. I used to work third shift in a 24 hour call center down in North Canton. One night, I'm just cruising home towards Akron, and I see something that resembled the lights on a helicopter. Three lights in a triangular formation not moving fast enough to be a plane. However, none of these lights were blinking, and they were a weird orangish color. It's hard to explain what they looked like--the lights themselves. But they were very, I don't know....they didn't have a glare or anything to them, and the lights appeared to be almost fiber optic in their appearance. And there was no headlight or spotlight. Only the three on the bottom. I rolled down my window, and slowed down (being the only person on the express way).....no noise. None. And this thing was BIG. I could see the outline of the craft (whatever it was). And it was big, long and triangular, and it was blocking out the stars. I thought it might've been my imagination, seeing as how I was so close to the airport. But since then, I've been going over it repeatedly. It was NOT an airplane going in to Akron-Canton. It was NOT a blimp. Especially not at that hour. And it was NOT a helicopter. I don't know what I saw, but it was not anything I've ever seen before, nor since.
Rick July 09, 2011 at 03:36 AM
PS, I am not at all a nutso, I might add! :) I'm a normal, married, well-grounded, working guy....and I'm definately not saying I've seen an extraterrestrial ship. It's just not something that I've ever seen, nor could easily explain.
Emily Chesnic July 09, 2011 at 11:31 PM
I heard they were sky lanterns that give off an orange glow, at least in this case!
MARGARET HARPER July 12, 2011 at 12:19 AM
They are part of a fireworks display. I just saw them in Florida. They look like laterns. In the sky they are red with an orange glow inside. They start out in the sky looking small and when they come down they look like a pink trash bags. Sorry no UFO's
Mary Lynne Zahler July 13, 2011 at 07:09 PM
My husband and I saw the orange floating globes from the track at Kent State Stark the night of the Jackson Community Festival fireworks. I reported them to MUFON but we all thought they might possibly be Chinese lanterns, if not UFOs. I also called a Jackson policeman that night to ask about them but at that time, no one else had reported anything yet.
Pete Trammell September 08, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Did anyone else see the four orange colored objects tonight??? North Canton...55th Street @10:15PM...Path from East to North...never viewed anything like this...

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