On the evening of the 4th of July I was out front in my yard when I
noticed in the SW sky a very bright object relatively low in the
sky that at first was stationary. This occurred at night so the object
was much brighter than any star I’ve ever seen. It was completely
silent and then started to do zig-zag patterns in the sky coming to
a abrupt stop. Then continued the pattern at what appeared to be
at extreme speed. I observed for about 5 min, not thinking to much
at the time about it and simply went back in my house.
I started doing some research months later after the subject came
up again and found that North East Ohio and the great lakes in
general seemed to be somewhat of a hot bed for sightings so I thought
it should be reported. Note should be taken that this was not part
of any 4th of July fireworks show.