- At 12:42 a.m. early Friday morning, August 30, 2002,
I received a telephone message to my voice mail from a gentleman informing
of a UFO sighting, perhaps currently in progress at the time of his message.
The caller indicated there were multiple witnesses.
- Scott [last name deleted] informed of a UFO over Mercer,
Pennsylvania, saying: "we've been seeing this very strange light hovering
in the sky for about an hour, we've been seeing this through the binoculars
and it is circular in shape and has multi-colored lights, it's blue, red,
green, lights have been changing colors and patterns and its circular with
lights around the rim and lights in the center, and its been hovering there
for at least an hour and doing nothing else but flashing different lights,
so I just wanted to report that..."
- The caller said the object was very bizarre and also
left his phone number. Additionally, he said that he had obtained my voice-mail
number from a "news station."
- In closing, he said the hallmark line given by most all
UFO witnesses: "I wanted to let someone know about this and to see
if anybody else has been seeing this."
- What makes his report more interesting is that Mercer,
PA is just over the state line from Youngstown, Ohio, location of a tumultuous
UFO incident this past week. Also puzzling is that the description of the
object was reported at the same general time frame and is remarkably similar
to the one described by separate and unrelated witnesses from nearby Youngstown,
Ohio this past week on early Monday morning, August 26. The Aug. 26th report
described 'yellow tracer lights running around the center' of the round
object while the August 30th report described 'lights around the rim.'
In each case, this is a remarkably similar and yet fairly specific description
that seems to exclude the chance that the object could simply be a misidentified
- Earlier this week, a call was placed to the Youngstown
Airport by a witness to the August 26th event, inquiring if a blimp was
in the area. The tower controller informed the caller that there were no
blimps in the area during the Aug. 26th incident.
- Mercer is around 20-miles east of Youngstown near Highway
- KENNY YOUNG Aug. 30, 2002 -- NOTE: The NATIONAL UFO CONFERENCE
is coming to the Kings Island Resort & Conference Center in Cincinnati,
Ohio on Saturday, September 28, 2002, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Advance tickets
are now available. For more information, check the website at http://home.fuse.net/ufo
or call 513-588-4548