“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.
There’s a variety of lights in the sky on the night before the Independence Day. But what one North Canton couple saw from their backyard Sunday didn’t look like fireworks.
Damico’s husband John also saw them, said they were too quiet to be airplanes. “We saw lots of planes that night,” he said. “This didn’t look anything like that.”
The Damicos saw a similar sight in August of 2009 while visiting at a friend’s home. Joanne, a school teacher, said she’s researched it online and found others who also witnessed similar sightings.
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.”
Joanne said she’s seen a lot of fireworks but that’s not what she saw Sunday night. However, she’s not sure just what to make of it. “I don’t know,” she said. “It’s puzzling.”