NUFORC Sighting 54093

Occurred: 1971-06-30 22:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2006-12-20 21:31 Pacific
Duration: 30 seconds
No of observers: 8

Location: Dayton, OH, USA

Shape: Oval
Characteristics: Lights on object, Landed

Dayton, Ohio sighting

The date of this sighting is approximate. It occurred late spring early summer when I was about 10 years old in Dayton, Ohio. We lived 2 houses West of Our Lady Of Mercy church. It was after dark and the family was watching TV in the dining room. I looked east out the side porch window and saw the craft. It was oval from what I could tell, with yellow light comming from what looked to be windows around the center of the craft. The craft was at 50'to 70' altitude judging from the tree height over which it was moving.The craft was at a distance of 150' to 200' from our house. I yelled for my family and they moved to the windows and saw the craft too. We then ran upstairs to get a better view of the craft. It moved slowly taking perhaps 20-30 seconds to move out of sight over the woods that bordered church property. While we were watching the craft a figure was seen inside who looked to be working controls of some sort. The figure was backlighted by the glow and I only was able to make out a dark human type shape. The following morning my brother and I went back in the woods where the craft had dissappered. About 200' inside the woods there was an area of crushed brush and even a couple broken saplings the largest being about 2&1/2 inches in diameter. This area was about 50' around, circular. And about 20'to 25' apart in the center there were 4 holes. These holes were about 3" wide and 6" to 8" deep. For several years following this sighting very little grew in the crushed area, and what plants that did grow there were sickly as was a tree that was on the edge of the area. No sound was ever heard from the craft, and though the outline was rather vague due to the darkness, There was no sign or visible means of propultion, and a absence of any engine sound.


Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD

Posted 2007-02-01

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