Multiple Ohio UFO Sightings -
Summary Update

By Kenny Young
In the days after taking a number of unusual rumors and odd reports of strange activity from the northeastern Ohio area in the last week of September, UFO sighting reports have continued. While future updates are pending on a report that North Olmsted police officers have taken a sequence of unusual UFO photographs, a female talk-show radio host from Case Western Reserve University has reported having several photographs of a two tube-shaped or blimp-like objects seen in the Cleveland area surrounded by approaching jets. One of the objects reportedly 'vanished' while under observation. Evaluation of these photos are pending.
Separately, incoming UFO sighting reports were received by the Cincinnati UFO Hotline at a frequency and rate that was felt to be of some surprise; one report of a female caller claiming two witnesses to mutli-colored, lighted objects visually spied near Westfield, Indiana in late September. Another caller reported three witnesses to an object near Tiffin, Ohio, while other callers reporting unusual activity in Southern Ohio along the I-75 corridor from Dayton south to Springboro/Franklin.
At 10:22 p.m. on Thursday evening, Oct. 7, 2004, a female caller to the Cincinnati UFO Hotline (513-588-4548) sought to report unusual lights seen near Springboro, Ohio. The witness was contacted around 10:30 p.m. and said that the sighting took place around 2-hours earlier, about 8:30 p.m.
She said that while riding as a passenger in a car near Springboro, Ohio, driving on Clearcreek / Franklin Road and crossing a bridge over Interstate-75, she looked to the south in the vicinity of Middletown and spotted 1 very bright light. She sid this was a huge light, yellowish orange in color and composed of two smaller lights inside of the bright light. The object hovered for what she thought could have been two minutes with no motion detected as she observed it. She said the driver did not see the object nor did she mention it until the object 'dimmed out' and vanished completely.
"I should think that other people saw this," she said, while adding that it was seen over I-75 to the south of her location. The object was seen clearly and estimated to be lower than an airplane. There were no trees obstructing her view and the object was seen out over the open highway, causing her to believe there would be other witnesses.
The witness thought to have seen the same thing about a month ago in the same area, and at that point gathered some information online about earlier sightings near Springboro.
"This was some kind of huge light and it wasn't a plane," she said. "plane lights just don't 'go out' and the lights were much larger than lights on a plane.
The witness said that she lives near the Wright Brothers Airport and easily recognizes airplane headlights.
A second report of UFO activity from the Southern Ohio area was received by a man from the Dayton, Ohio area.
A retired policeman contacted the Cincinnati UFO Hotline (513-588-4548) to report a UFO sighting. The 51-year old officer, who had spent 21-years on force, called to report observing a red and blue light source that had appeared in Dayton, Ohio skies at least 2 nights in a row.
The object was first seen beginning early during the morning of October 4 around 2:30 a.m., first observed to the east of his residence. The officer said that the object held a fixed position in this same location until at least 4:30 a.m. when he quit watching, having gone to bed. The officer said that again the next morning (Oct. 5th), the object had reappeared in the same place and at that point, he guessed it to be a star.
However, the officer said that on the third morning of October 6th, the object was not there in the same location at the same time of day, nor was it there last night or this evening. He affirmed that he has been looking in the same place at the same time of day.
The retired officer lives on east end of Dayton, the object was viewed on the two consecutive nights in the eastern skies from 2:30 a.m., viewed near the WHIO TV tower on Wilmington Pike, to the east of his vantage point.
He characterized the object as a blue and red light source that held an estimated 400 foot elevation. The object seemed to flicker like a star, but was lower than any other star and much larger. He said it almost appeared to rotate. He attempted to view the object through binoculars on the second night but could not ascertain any detail, guessing it to be holding position at some distance.
On Sunday, October 10, a man near Ft. Wayne, Indiana videotaped something in the sky The object, according to UFO researcher Roger Sugden, had a sound explanation. It was an airplane. However, an Assistant Professor of Geosciences as IPFW and an astronomer at the Ft. Wayne Astronomical Society weren't so sure, offering quite different explanations. Those stories can be viewed at the following links:
October 11, 2004
'UFO' Spotted Near Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne - A resident here got out his video camera and caught an object moving through the sky at a high rate of speed on Sunday.
Brandon McBroom used the family videocam to tape a strange looking object in the Sunday sky. He pulled over in the Croninger Elementary parking lot and pointed the camera north-northwest.
WANE-TV took the tape around town Monday to the experts. "That's not a meteor. It's too slow," said Roger Sugden, Assistant State Director with Mutual UFO Network. "High altitude aircraft. If you've seen them at sunset, they're pretty far away. People don't know what they're looking at. You'll see a white line that's moving real slow, that's the contrail and in front is the aircraft."
But Christopher Crow, Assistant Professor of Geosciences at IPFW, thinks this is a meteor. "Whatever that is, it's coming down at a very fast speed. That's what's causing it to heat up - the friction in the atmosphere to the point where it's creating plasma, giving off flames," said Crow.
"My first inclination is it's not a meteor," said Chris Highland, who is from the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society. His opinion is different from the other two. "I'm more inclined to think this is space junk, like an empty booster or a fuel tank," said Highland.
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