- Date: 1959 or 1960 Time: Evening.
- Message: Hi Mr. Vike, I received the Filer Files from
the ufomig group. After clicking Filers #4 I scrolled down and came to
the article I believe you supplied. It was the Large cylinder of light
seen in Maryland. I had an experience in 1959 or 60. I lived in a suburb
of Cleveland Ohio and was on a double date going to a rock and roll party
at an amusement park called Geauga Lake Park. This is located in North
East Ohio in Geauga County. The place was packed and they waved us by.
We went to the end of the road and came back going in a North West direction.
When we reach about a quarter of a mile from the entrance, a bright column
of light appeared on the South side of the road in an open area of scrub
brush and grass. There was a narrow creek running through the center
of the circle of light.
- The diameter was about 100 to 150ft and the height about
400 to 500 ft. You could see the clouds going by where the light shined
on them. There was some static sparks coming off the sides of the column.
The night was pitch black and there were no street lights. The edge of
the light was 100 to 150ft away from me.The two girls that were in the
car went crazy with fear, thinking the world was coming to an end. My
date wouldn't let me walk over to get under the light. After 20 or so
minutes, the light just blinked off. The Cleveland Press, (local paper)
said "hundreds of people seen the Aurora Borealis last night at Geauge
Lake Park". I was there and it certainly was no Aurora sitting a
hundred feet from me. I did report this to mufon, but only 48 or 49 years
late...Is this the first time any one has seen something like this? I've
been looking for more sightings as this one but no one seems to know anything
about them. Thanks for your time.
- Additional Information:
- High Brian, I just listened to your show with Chris the
fellow from Maryland. It seems his light was much, much larger in diameter
than the one I saw in '59 or '60. Do you think people will want to here
about it even if it's almost 50yrs ago? As I was thinking back, the diameter
could have been a little larger than 150ft., but not a mile like Chris
said. Also my sighting lasted for at least 20min.or more. I've had 4 other
sighting besides the light. If you like I could tell you about them. The
span of sightings covers fifty yrs. The first was when the Russians sent
Sputnik up, I believe that was 1958, and the last sighting was June 30
2007. The light was my 2nd sighting, and lasted the longest.
- Hi Mr. Vike, I Googled the area where I was when I seen
the cylinder of light. I also sketched about what I saw. I'm not a very
good artist, as you can see, it is not to scale. I'm sending this so
you can get a good idea of what I'm talking about and what it looked like.
I can still picture the event as though it was yesterday. The owners of
the Park closed it down after many years. As you can see, there are a
lot of houses around the area. Back then it was nothing but a rural area
with not much on Ohio state route 43. The area with the white circle represents
where the cylinder of light was. It was a swampy area back then and still
looks to be the same, except for the housing area. I am waiting for your
e-mail to fix a time for your call. I am pretty sure you won't be disappointed.
- Thank you so much to this eyewitness for a truly amazing
report, I will be calling the witness and doing an interview for the Vike
Report radio show. I called today but the gentleman was out.
- Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research and host of the
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