|-- by Kenny
Filed: October 2, 2004
Unusual situation reported
in Northern Ohio
Apparently on Wednesday
morning, September 22, numerous callers to Cleveland, Ohio radio station
1100 WTAM reported a rainbow-like aerial situation similar to a “Sundog.”
The situation complicates, however, as others begin describing unusual
contrails, jet scrambles and other military activity all across northern
Ohio. One caller, Amin, describes an unusual light seen the night before
Sept. 22 while driving home from Detroit around 1:00 a.m. while another
caller, Kevin, claims the similar sighting of a 'bluish green light' around
10:35 p.m. on Route 8 near the Stow, Ohio area (north of Akron). At daybreak
the morning of Sept. 22, northeastern Ohio skies were allegedly 'ripped'
with jet vapor trails.
One caller, Don, is a
truck driver with a route between Cleveland and Youngstown, and alleges that
his GPS (Global Positioning System) that pinpoints his mapping location on a
laptop computer began malfunctioning between 8 and 9:00 a.m., although
working flawlessly beforehand. Stranger still, another caller named Dave
claimed that Route 12, a south/north road out of Fostoria, Ohio, was blocked
by "tons" of army trucks and traffic was being diverted.
This activity was briefly
referenced on the Cleveland UFO E-list by George Pindroh, but with no new
information. Secondly, I did receive three E-mail advisement's regarding
this activity from various contacts, along with one copied message from
“June” that states: "I talked with my Mom today, and she told me that on
channel 19 at 5 pm, Wed., Sept. 22, the TV news anchor said that there were
hundreds of reports of UFO's all over the lakefront area of Ohio. He said
that after the commercial breaks he would give the details. My mom was very
curious and waited to hear the news. When the news came back on, NOTHING. So
the story was squashed. I talked to a few people at work today, and yes,
they had heard about the sightings. Everyone was talking about it. So lots
of people here in Ohio heard about it before the news was suppressed.
According to my Mom, the TV anchor said that people saw what looked like a
huge cloud with rainbow colors along with many UFO's that were not
disguising themselves as clouds. I also learned that fighter jets were sent
out after them." (Note, I do not know June who copied me on her comments to
a few other researchers, but she signed her name with the addition of "In
The Light," and I cannot vouch for her comments -- KY)
Thirdly, a comment about
the WTAM radio activity was filed to the National UFO Reporting Center (N.U.F.O.R.C.)
website, but also containing no new information.
Further, Mrs. Donnie
Blessing, Southern Ohio State Director for MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) spoke
with a gentleman from Cleveland named Ken who contacted the Cincinnati UFO
Hotline (513-588-4548) on September 28th to advise of a UFO sighting in
Canada on September 21st. While taking the information, Ken advised that his
wife knew of the strange reports on WTAM radio station on September 22, and
further informed of UFOs and numerous (presumably) responding military
helicopters seen near the Perry Nuclear Power Station. This specific detail
has been considered most intriguing. At this time, we know of no substantive
information to link this reference of a UFO situation near the Perry Nuclear
Power Station to the September 22nd activity reported by WTAM radio.
Oddly, there was previous
UFO activity reported 'on the record' by a Lake County law officer
referenced in conjunction with the Perry Nuclear Facility in June of 2004,
that report is located online at:
So unusual was this
September 22nd activity that radio station WTAM created a special web page
for the situation. The page contains audio clips of the many callers that
are available from the exact URL location:
http://www.wtam.com/triv/index.html along with the following comment by
talk show host Mike Trivisonno:
"WHAT IS HAPPENING IN
THE SKIES OVER NORTHERN OHIO?"
On Wednesday morning
September 22, 2004 a caller rang the WTAM morning show, “Wills and Coleman
in the Morning,” to report the sightings of strange colors in the sky. Other
callers reported seeing the same thing while others tried to describe and/or
explain the image.
Afternoon host Mike
Trivisonno was curious and ventured into his backyard to see for himself.
Although he did not see the lights he did see something peculiar, jet
contrails all over the crystal clear Cleveland sky. The contrails extended
in all directions as far as the eye could see. The contrails formed a
checkerboard pattern. In all of Trivisonno’s years on this planet he had
never seen anything like it. Or maybe it was he just never noticed it. He
played the phone calls from that morning and mentioned his observations on
his #1 rated afternoon show that day and asked the question “What the heck
is going on”
The callers responded.
Below are some of the calls that were made to the show on the 22nd. While
Triv’s question was never definitively answered, conclusions can be made.
What do you think?
We do not know how long
the WTAM web page and subsequent audio clips of the callers will remain
posted and active.
If you have any
information regarding a UFO situation taking place near the Perry Nuclear
Power Station involving military helicopters or a jet scramble in response
to a perceived UFO situation near the Lake County facility, please call at
the contact information given below.
Cincinnati UFO Hotline: