- Subject: UFO Report: Ashtabula and Trumbull Counties,
Ohio - 7/22/00
- Location: Between East Liverpool and Ashtabula, Ohio,
- Date: Saturday night [July 22]/Sunday morning [July 23]
- Time: Between 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
- Three motorists advised the Ashtabula County Highway
Patrol office that they were "surrounded and paced by multiple red
lights" while traveling northbound for nearly 40-miles on Route 11
between East Liverpool and Ashtabula, Ohio [Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties]
around midnight on Saturday night, July 22.
- The three motorists, ages range from between 60 to 70-years,
were viewed as highly credible by Northeastern Ohio researcher George Pindroh,
who interviewed them on Sunday, July 23. The key witness is an ex-law enforcement
officer. Pindroh, contacted for a statement on this report, graciously
afforded information of the sighting. He also expressed his respect for
the privacy of the witnesses.
- Pindroh told of how the threesome, while driving late
at night on a desolate stretch of Route 11, became alarmed as a red glow
came into view. One passenger asked the driver if the light source was
a truck on the road. As they continued to travel toward the light source,
they report that 'many lights' suddenly became visible 'all around' their
vehicle. One light was extremely huge [estimated to be at least 3-feet
in diameter] and the other lights were smaller, basketball sized objects
that were strangely seen all around the car, on top, on each side and in
back of their auto, a Cadillac.
- The witnesses related to Pindroh that the lights, estimated
to number almost 35 at one time, were thought to be attached to one larger,
unseen object, rather than free-flying light sources. The lights, said
to be very close to and above the car, paced the threesome as they drove
an estimated 40-miles along Route 11, headed south to north. One passenger
told Pindroh of being "scared to death."
- While driving along with the lights in pursuit, there
was no traffic seen on Route 11 with the exception of one other car. It
was thought that this car had stopped and its driver was looking out his
window at the lights. The threesome, however, continued on without stopping.
- While traveling on, the ex-law enforcement officer reported
to Pindroh that they had experienced an unusual 'dark area' that coincided
with a disruption involving the car's burglar alarm system. The electronic
car alarm was said to have 'went off' repeatedly while they drove along,
further contributing to the mayhem. Strangely, a rain-like moisture had
also accumulated on the bottom half of the windshield on the front exterior
portion of the car.
- "As best as they could describe," Pindroh reported,
"a strange darkness occurred and everything went black."
- The claimants informed that the lights seemed to 'go
to the left' and toward the front of their car as they approached their
home. The first thing they did when entering the house was to rush to the
phone and place a call to the police.
- In investigation of the claims, researcher George Pindroh
contacted the Ashtabula County State Highway Patrol office on Tuesday,
July 25 and confirmed the advisement to their office of numerous red-lights
by the claimants. Pindroh also learned that there were additional calls
about 'red lights' received at the same office around the same time frame,
and yet another call was received at the Highway Patrol Office on Sunday
concerning red lights seen on Saturday night.
- Learning that the automobile was later found to have
had its pre-programmed radio stations 'reset' and its clock also found
to be inaccurate due to electronic default, Pindroh consulted with a Cadillac
dealer concerning the alarm system disruption and the radio/clock issue.
The dealer was not able to fully explain the electronic oddities, noting
that if the car had lost power during the experience, the driver would
know as power steering would be lost and the car would have to be re-started.
Further, the moisture on the vehicle as described by the witnesses is not
compatible with condensation from the air conditioning system, according
to the Cadillac dealer.
- Thanks to George Pindroh of the Cleveland UFOlogy Project
[CUP] for the preliminary details of this sighting that was reported to
the Ashtabula County State Highway Patrol office and releasing the information
for this summary. Pindroh further advises that a full and more detailed
report on this case is pending.
- Filed: July 27, 2000 Kenny Young -- UFO Research http://home.fuse.net/ufo/
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