- 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 SKYS OVER NORTHERN OHIO
- On Wednesday morning September 22 nd , 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 eyes
can 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 22 nd . 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.
- Filed, October 2, 2004 Kenny Young -- UFO Research http://home.fuse.net/ufo
Cincinnati UFO Hotline = (513) 588 - 4548