although i dont doubt there are ufo's in that area, as they've been reported for years, it is likely Sirius. that being said, i think a lot of
things in the sky may be both known natural objects AND something sketchy or unknown, combined. so maybe its both. who knows.
i used the Stellarium astronomy software to pinpoint the objects in the night sky for the past week, from the Ohio location, at the times the UFO was
seen, and they seem to correspond to Sirius, same place, time, duration, direction, and height in the sky. as for the brilliant multicolor display, i
found this article that explains it.
"Orion, gang make gazing cool" article
Published: March 7, 2010
"...the star that really gets your attention in Canis Major is Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. Sirius is a Greek name that translates
into English as "the scorcher." Its brilliance is chiefly due to its close proximity to us, relatively speaking. The big shiner is only 8.6 light
years away, or about 50 trillion miles away. Sirius is about twice the mass and twice the diameter of our sun. A fun thing to do with Sirius is to
look at it with a small telescope or even a pair of binoculars, especially when it's really low in the sky and its light has to pierce through more
of Earth's atmosphere. That causes the light to scintillate violently, making it flicker with all of the colors of the rainbow, kind of like a cosmic
(sorry if i get the link thing wrong, im new)
im a skywatcher and amateur photographer in the bay area in California, and i see this a lot, it looks like a carnival ride in the sky for a couple
hours, then gets higher and smaller, not as colorful. but i also see lots of UFOs and weirdness here, too.
either way, its fun trying to figure it out!