Two other men who were two blocks away from the 7-Eleven also witnessed the object in the sky. Daniel Harpst explained, “I looked up and this huge fireball went right over us . . . It was on fire and had a long streaming tail.” Harpst’s friend, Montee Prieur, added, “All I can tell you is it was a UFO.”
Harpst later came into the 7-Eleven where Lowery works, and asked the clerk if he had seen the fireball UFO. The two men shared their experiences and agreed that the object moved from the southwest to the northeast, and disappeared somewhere over Lake Erie after approximately four seconds.
According to the Sandusky Register, the FAA didn’t detect anything unusual on radar that night. Local astronomers say the object was probably a meteor, but Lowery told the Sandusky Register, “I’ve seen a lot of strange things in my life, but this was a chart-topper.”