Erlikh said the unexplained light show has appeared in the skies over Lake Erie for six nights and his friend, Nick Hausen, was also a witness. "At first, I figured it was just a star but the way it would move, it would move so fast, I've never seen anything like it."
FOX 8 took the video and pictures to Richard Lee. He is a member of a Cleveland-based UFO club who has tracked the possibility of an alien life form for decades. "The camera is shaking," said Lee. "There's not the controls that you would like to have to do a really in-depth analysis of the video."
However, the self-proclaimed UFO expert said anything is possible because Ohio has a long history of sightings. "It's probably in the top 5 or 10 states as far as the number of sightings and the people involved."
Lee said it's all in the eye of the beholder. But the head of the National UFO Reporting Center said more people need to see it and more research is necessary before it makes anyone else a true believer.
"I couldn't say what it is, I'm not an astronomer," said Erlikh. "I have absolutely no expertise in this field, but I can guarantee you that it is not human!"
FOX 8 checked with NASA's Glenn Research Center. A spokesperson said they have a few aircraft that perform routine testing, but those planes were not flying the past few nights.