|-- by Kenny
In the days after taking a number of unusual rumors
and odd reports of strange activity from the
northeastern Ohio area in the last week of
September, UFO sighting reports have continued.
While future updates are pending on a report that
North Olmsted police officers have taken a
sequence of unusual UFO photographs, a female
talk-show radio host from Case Western Reserve
University has reported having several photographs of a
two tube-shaped or blimp-like objects seen in the
Cleveland area surrounded by approaching jets. One of
the objects reportedly 'vanished' while
under observation. Evaluation of these photos are
Separately, incoming UFO sighting reports were
received by the Cincinnati UFO Hotline at a
frequency and rate that was felt to be of some
surprise; one report of a female caller claiming
two witnesses to multicolored,
lighted objects visually spyed near
Westfield, Indiana in late September. Another
caller reported three witnesses to an object near
Tiffin, Ohio, while other callers reporting
unusual activity in Southern Ohio along the I-75
corridor from Dayton south to Springboro/Franklin.
At 10:22 p.m. on Thursday evening, Oct. 7, 2004, a
female caller to the Cincinnati UFO Hotline
(513-588-4548) sought to report unusual lights seen near Springboro, Ohio.
The witness was contacted around 10:30 p.m. and said that the sighting took
place around 2-hours earlier, about 8:30 p.m.
She said that while riding as a passenger in a car
near Springboro, Ohio, driving on Clearcreek / Franklin Road and crossing a
bridge over Interstate-75, she looked to the south in the vicinity of
Middletown and spotted 1 very bright light. She said this was a huge light,
yellowish orange in color and composed of two smaller lights inside of the
bright light. The object hovered for what she thought could have been two
minutes with no motion detected as she observed it. She said the driver did
not see the object nor did she mention it until the object
"dimmed out" and
"I should think that other people saw this," she
said, while adding that it was seen over I-75 to
the south of her location. The object was seen
clearly and estimated to be lower than an
airplane. There were no trees obstructing her view
and the object was seen out over the open highway,
causing her to believe there would be other
The witness thought to have seen the same thing
about a month ago in the same area, and at that
point gathered some information online about
earlier sightings near Springboro.
"This was some kind of huge light and it wasn't a
plane," she said. "plane lights just don't 'go out' and
the lights were much larger than lights on a plane.
The witness said that she lives near the Wright
Brothers Airport and easily recognizes airplane headlights.
A second report of UFO activity from the Southern
Ohio area was received by a man from the Dayton,
A retired policeman contacted the Cincinnati UFO
Hotline (513-588-4548) to report a UFO sighting.
The 51-year old officer, who had spent 21-years on force, called to report
observing a red and blue light source that had appeared in Dayton, Ohio
skies at least 2 nights in a row.
The object was first seen beginning early during
the morning of October 4 around 2:30 a.m., first
observed to the east of his residence. The officer
said that the object held a fixed position in this
same location until at least 4:30 a.m. when he
quit watching, having gone to bed. The officer
said that again the next morning (Oct. 5th), the
object had reappeared in the same place and at
that point, he guessed it to be a star.
However, the officer said that on the third morning
of October 6th, the object was not there in the
same location at the same time of day, nor was it
there last night or this evening. He affirmed that
he has been looking in the same place at the same
time of day.
The retired officer lives on east end of Dayton,
the object was viewed on the two consecutive
nights in the eastern skies from 2:30 a.m.,
viewed near the WHIO TV tower on Wilmington
Pike, to the east of his vantage point.
He characterized the object as a blue and red light
source that held an estimated 400 foot elevation. The
object seemed to flicker like a star, but was lower than
any other star and much larger. He said it almost
appeared to rotate. He attempted to view the object
through binoculars on the second night but could not
ascertain any detail, guessing it to be holding position
at some distance.
On Sunday, October 10, a man near Ft. Wayne,
Indiana videotaped something in the sky The
object, according to UFO researcher Roger
Sugden, had a sound explanation. It was an
airplane. However, an Assistant Professor of
Geosciences as IPFW and an astronomer at the Ft. Wayne Astronomical Society
weren't so sure, offering quite different explanations. Those stories can be
viewed at the following links:
October 11, 2004
'UFO' Spotted Near Fort Wayne
Cincinnati UFO Hotline - 513-588-4548