Occurred: 1980-08-18 21:30 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2003-12-16 20:31 Pacific
Duration: 4 Minutes
No of observers: 0

Location: Clarksfield, OH, USA

Shape: Cigar
Characteristics: Aircraft nearby

Let me start by saying this event happened years ago but a friend just told me about your web sight. I was fishing with three friends at a lake. The sun was going down casting an orange glow in the sky. We were gong to the car when one of the guys said he had left the keys somewhere "back there". So we split up and started to look.I was walking by myself,the area is flat with trees around but to the north is the lake and you can see a lot of sky. All of a sudden I see a cigar shaped object to the north going east to west, not real fast and I could not say it was white because the sun was making it seem slightly yellow-orange. Then coming up fast behind it is what looks like a military fighter, chasing it and getting closer all the time. You have to know that at my location I could see a lot of sky in that direction. I am yelling for my friends to look up but they can't hear me. The jet is still not close enough to me to hear the sound so there was none. Then I could not believe what I saw, a box, at least that's what it looked liked, appeared in the sky directly in front of the cigar, it also was the same color, a square door in the center opened up, it looked like a freight elevator door opening up, and the cigar went into what looked like a very,very black opening, the door closed and the box just vanished. The jet, you could here it now, circled around twice then turned east and left the scene.

I was too far away from the aircraft to even tell what kind it was but it sounded like a single engine. I just stood there for a few minutes staring, then my friends showed up, I asked then if they heard me yelling, nobody did, so I told them what I saw and they said I was nuts.


Date is approximate. PD

Posted 2003-12-19

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