- A region already rampant with rumor and speculation,
as recently alleged in the Adams County People's Defender newspaper, has
been dealt another blast of mystery and intrigue. A new crop formation
found southwest of the small town of West Union has residents and other
observers wondering aloud if Southern Ohio is "ground zero" for
mystery and strangeness.
- Crop Circle investigator Jeffrey Wilson states: "Ground
descriptions of the formation is that there are at least six circles (possibly
more) in soybeans; one circle has a ring with 3 straight pathways extending
off it. The description of the floor lay in the circles was that it was
impressive. Also, there may be two circular areas that look to have been
swirled down only about halfway - not all the way to the ground. The total
size of the formation appears to smaller than the Locust Grove or Bainbridge
formations, but still quite large."
- Wilson adds that the farmer is planning on harvesting
the field Tuesday and that his team comprised of Ted Robertson, Roger Sugden
and others, will be at the scene as soon as possible. His report will appear
- The latest formation only adds to a list of unusual activity
alleged in recent months. A small compilation of recent Southern Ohio reports
are assembled below:
- Following a February 2, 2002 UFO situation near Maysville,
Kentucky, a number of similar reports began to surface from the Ohio River
city of Portsmouth in the months afterward. One Portsmouth resident claiming
that he would sight an unusual object in the late night hours as it hovered
in the vicinity of the bridges.
- On May 1, 2003, a UFO was seen near Ashland, Kentucky.
The black triangular object, the size of a small car, allegedly flew near
the Route 60 Bridge.
- On May 3rd in Flemingsburg, Kentucky, a crop circle
appeared in a rye field along Tea Run Road. According to the initial witnesses,
including Fleming County Sheriff Jerry Wagner, the donut-shaped formation
was a perfect circle 50-yards in diameter.
- On June 2nd, a resident of West Chester, Ohio reported
a dramatic UFO sighting near his residence that was accompanied by a local
power failure. The witness, awakened around 2:30 AM by the beeping sound
of a battery backup to his computer, detected the smell of ozone and went
to his window to see an odd object in the sky. The disk-shaped object was
compared to the size of a bus with bright lights spinning very fast. The
lights spun so fast they almost appeared to strobe or pulsate.
- On June 6 at 2:30 a.m. in Monroe, Ohio, a Butler County
resident observed an unusual bulb-shaped UFO at a 1,000-foot elevation,
traveling from a south to northwest direction. At the moment the object
was directly overhead, the witness claims he lost satellite reception and
the lights in his house dimmed.
- And at 11:00 p.m. on August 22 in Hillsboro, Ohio, an
enormous object was seen in the eastern sky. Cincinnati UFO Investigator
Donnie Blessing was told that multiple witnesses observed a circular object
that had a rotating set of white lights around the center, with one of
the lights shining down on the ground.
- And two days later in nearby Locust Grove, Ohio, a crop
circle was discovered in a soybean field across from the legendary Serpent
Mound Indian Burial Ground in Adams County.
- Following separate reports of UFOs sighted in Bethel,
Ohio and objects videotaped from Bainbridge, Akron and Canton, residents
in Proctorville and Chesapeake, Ohio complained of mysterious flashing
lights "chasing each other" on Sunday and Monday nights, Aug.
31 & Sept. 1. The Lawrence County Sheriffs Department received phone
calls inquiring about the lights, as did television stations WOWK and WSAZ.
- Shortly afterward, a spectacular Crop Formation was
discovered near the Siep Mound Indian Burial Ground in Ross County, Ohio.
- Ohio UFO Sightings Continued on September 13, 2003,
when an Adams County resident reported a tremendous object seen near Belfast.
A total of four witnesses spoke of a triangular-shaped formation of lights
on one large object, the lights reportedly flashed in sequence and would
simultaneously alternate in color from pinkish-red, blue, white to yellow.
The triangular arrangement of lights were comprised of 4-or 5 lights with
the peak of the triangle facing downward, at the bottom.
- On Monday evening, Sept. 22 around 7:30 pm, a massive
UFO was sighted in Franklin County, Ohio. A motorist traveling on Beaverbrook
Road observed a colossal disc-shaped object floating silently overhead.
The witness, interviewed at length by the National Institute for Discovery
Science and MUFON investigators, said the monstrous object seen near Ghanna,
Ohio, was floating silently over the treetops.
- On September 23, Mason County, Kentucky schoolteacher
Martha Franklin and her husband Michael captured strange images on a "deer
surveillance camera" mounted in woodland on their property in Ellsberry,
Ohio. The photographs, published in the Adams County People's Defender
newspaper, seem to challenge rational explanation. The camera, used to
photograph wildlife, can be triggered by motion or a heat source, and documented
several photographs, one showing a saucer shaped light source above the
- And at 10:30 p.m. on September 24, a resident of Franklin,
Ohio contacted Wright Patterson Air Force Base to report a remarkable UFO
seen in the sky near her Butler County home. A medical assistant, she and
her three children spotted a strange pattern of huge green flashing lights
when approaching her residence in the Heartland subdivision.
- On Wednesday, October 15, Mr. Stuart Linder of Hamilton,
Ohio, spotted an object that was hovering over the Hamilton High School
in Hamilton, Ohio. The UFO, described as a multi-colored "upside down
diamond," rotated in place, emanating a 'glow' for about 10-minutes
before speeding away to the west.
- The undeniable upsurge of UFO and crop circle reports
have flummoxed the few and unfunded UFO researchers who try to track and
document the many claims. Will the challenge of UFO investigation reveal
evidence of UFO visitation, and will the spate of sighting activity continue
to befuddle a region already tender from its share of unusual activity?
Perhaps only time will tell.
- For more information or to report a UFO sightings, contact
KENNY YOUNG Cincinnati UFO Research hotline = 513-588-4548 -- UFO Research