- A massive series of UFO sightings are
supposedly underway as of this writing, according to information this writer
has acquired within the last two hours.
- WTVW, Fox 7 News from Evansville, Indiana
was contacted, and I spoke with reporter Kerry Dean, who said that the
station had been getting strange reports "as fast as we can take them."
- Dean said that reports have been coming
in within the past week, but they experienced a dramatic upsurge of reported
sightings Friday night, March 27. There were more reports tonight, the
most recent being within the past hour.
- "They're coming in about as fast
as we can take them," Dean reiterated. "They tend to fall into
three categories, single lights in sky twice as bright as Venus which are
colored yellow, white and silver, five lights in a triangle shape with
a brilliant white light on the leading edge, and two parallel lines of
white dots in the sky, ranging from 3 to 5 objects."
- When asked for details on the triangular
object, Dean said that reports indicated it was very large. "People
said that there were two lights down each side in formation, attached to
large, structured triangular object which was as large as a silver dollar
held at arms length."
- Dean said that the Evansville, Indiana
station has received somewhere around three hundred UFO reports since monday.
- "We contacted NORAD and Evansville
(Indiana) FAA Flight Service. Terre Haute and Indianapolis FAA was also
contacted and reported nothing," Dean added, "and Colorado is
reporting no re-entry of any kind."
- Dean said that the duration of the reports
lasts between three seconds to four minutes.
- There is a video crew out tonight attempting
to acquire footage of the UFOs. "We have dispatched some cameramen
to record this activity," he said.
- The Indiana State Police and Vincennes
City Police Departments have also reported UFOs, and have had reports called
into them from the public.
- The latest UFO sighting occurred tonight
near Hosville, Kentucky, involving a bright light in the eastern sky moving
- "Most of the objects are moving
east-west or south, despite the fact that there are very strong southerly
winds. The objects would have to be traveling against the wind, which is
about 80 knots or 90 miles per hour," said Dean.
- When informed of my investigations regarding
the Ohio sightings last March 26, Dean said: "The flare theory has
been a factor, but the wind is a complicating issue and nobody is taking
credit for them."
- One of the lights was alleged to have
been intercepted by an F-16 over Knox County, Indiana near Vincennes, as
per the comments made by a caller to the station. This person suggested
that they were flares from an F-16.
- The only air corridor used for MOA activities
is in Terre Haute, around 100 miles north of there, and they are reporting
- Jerry Washington of Kentucky MUFON reports
that Mr. Jerry Sievers (IN/MUFON SD) advised him of a "big hullabaloo"
on Friday night, March 27, 1998.
- "A big, large ring of UFOs"
was reportedly seen near the Toyota manufacturing plant in Princeton, Indiana,
and a "large, grey triangle with five lights on one side" was
seen around Petersburg, Indiana, and areas north of there. A "nocturnal
light" was reportedly spotted in Kentucky, according to the sketchy
- UFO researcher Francis Ridge saw a news
report on the 9:00 PM Fox news that same evening.
- "I've seen this happen before and
nothing ever seems to come of it," Ridge states. "The N-S path
is unusual because there are no flight corridors running like that. I guess
it's too early to tell."
- Ridge added that the Fox report described
sightings from Olney, Illinois to Vincennes, Petersburg, Princeton and
Evansville, Indiana and south into Owensboro, KY.
- "The last time this happened the
military said they were doing helicopter maneuvers and dropping flares,"
Ridge added. However, he cautions that the wind was strong at the time,
and there were severe storm alerts in progress. "You don't drop flares
under those circumstances," said Ridge.
- To acquire an e-mail or fax copy of this
news article, I contacted The Indianapolis, Indiana offices of The Associated
Press. Mr. Jerry Ross checked a computer and said that there were no recent
stories about UFOs reported by The Associated Press. Furthermore, he said,
there was nothing that he had heard of regarding UFOs either.
- To find out more about this 'Big Hullabaloo,'
I contacted the Princeton, Indiana police department. The gentleman who
answered the phone wasn't aware of any such UFO sightings. He added that
the Toyota plant is outside of their jurisdiction. He said 'the county'
may provide more help, and my call was transferred to the Gibson County
- The female dispatcher there didn't know
about UFO reports and didn't have anything off-hand, such as reports or
news releases before her. In addition, she reviewed the logs from as far
back as 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, and there was no incoming phone
calls to their office regarding UFOs. She was a very courteous and helpful
- The Princeton, Indiana Toyota Plant was
contacted at and the security guard I spoke with was present on the previous
evening (March 27), and said there were no UFO sightings made to his knowledge.
He said he was on-duty until midnight, and that it was a stormy evening
with a cloudy sky. He is a dispatcher for the security, and also transferred
my call to his supervisor. The supervisor also had no knowledge of such
activity. If there was something that happened, he said that he would have
known about it.
- In an effort to gather more information
about an alleged UFO sighted near Petersburg, Indiana on March 27, 1998,
The Pike County Sheriff's Office was contacted and the dispatcher who responded
to the call seemed suprised at my request for information, stating not
to have heard any such news beforehand. She transferred me to another person,
- Hill said there were no reports logged
through the department, and there was a 'citizen' who is possibly a crank,
that sometimes calls in UFO sightings. However, no calls were received
recently. He said that he had talked with the officers from the previous
evening, and that it was quiet all night.
- On the side, he also added that an Otwell,
Indiana resident had seen an unusual object recently, and residents from
a nearby Mini-mart store also came out and also saw it. He had heard of
this account through a family member.
- Around 5:30 p.m., I spoke with someone
from a COUNTY Sheriff's office (the precise department will not be specified)
who doesn't wish to be quoted. He was very kind and helpful, and I will
respect his wishes for privacy. He conveys the following:
- Information was transmitted 'over the
computer' from The State Police (originating from Evansville, Indiana)
regarding some UFO sightings, and a fax copy was received about 1-week
ago. The informant does not think the fax copy from the state police was
presently at the department, as it may have since been discarded. At the
time, the fax from the State Police was perceived to be 'some sort of joke.'
This fax was regarding a Crop Circle which appeared in Dubois County, and
an officer was dispatched to the scene, and since instructed to 'be on
the lookout.' In response to questions, this informant added that the state
police received the news from an associated press newspaper article regarding
Crop Circles near Huntingburg, Indiana which were found near a field recently.
This person felt that the photo in this newspaper article was fishy, indicating
it was of a recent nature, and yet the trees in the photo had 'leaves on
- Central dispatch for the area was contacted,
and the dispatcher who answered the phone said that he was not authorized
to release any information. He then transferred my call to the Duboise
County Sheriff's Office. The dispatcher, without missing a beat, immediately
told me to contact The Huntingurg Press who had reported the story about
UFO sightings and a crop circle.
- I called and received no answer (being
Saturday evening). This writer will again try to contact this number Monday
morning and will provide updates as early as possible.
- It was during this same time of year
in 1997 that a massive wave of UFO reports flooded police stations and
news agencies from the Southern Ohio region. The Springfield Air National
Guard assumed responsibility for the sightings, declaring that military
flare maneuvers were visible to the populace due to exceptional atmospheric
- The reports from Indiana on March 27
and 28, however, are further complicated by the lack of atmospheric clarity
(heavy cloud conditions) and strong winds.
- This writer will continue to follow this
story, and will advise of any further updates.
- Note: Phone numbers for above agencies
on file for future reference
- March 28, 1998
- Kenny Young\
- Cincinnati, Ohio
- UFO Research