Occurred: 1989-07-15 01:30 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2010-11-18 23:47 Pacific
Duration: 10 MIN
No of observers: 5

Location: Defiance, OH, USA

Shape: Triangle
Characteristics: Lights on object, Electrical or magnetic effects

A LOW FLYING TRIANGLE SHAPED CRAFT WAS OBSERV FLYING VERY SLOW WITH MINIMAL NOISE CAUSING ALL THE POWER IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO GO OUT.

HELLO, I AM A CREDIBLE WITNESS OF A UFO SIGHTING. I'M A 12 YEAR VETERAN POLICE OFFICE. WITHOUT BEING TOO DESCRIPTIVE, I CURRENTYLY WORK FOR THE 4TH LARGETS CITY IN AMERICA.

IN THE SUMMER OF 1989 OR 1990, NOT SURE THE EXACT YEAR. IT OCCURRED A VERY LONG TIME AGO WHEN I WAS A YOUNG TEENAGER. THE EVENT HAS BEEN BURNT INTO MY MEMORY. I WILL PROVIDE THE INFORMATION VERY TO THE POINT, HOPING TO MAKE IT EASY FOR ANY READER.

IN THE SUMMER OF 1989 OR 1990, MY FRIENDS AND I WERE HAVING A SLEEP OVER, USING MY FATHERS CAMPER WHICH WAS PARKED IN THE DRIVE WAY AT MY HOUSE. IT WAS A CLEAR, WARM EARLY MORNING, APPROX 12:00AM TO 2:00AM. THERE WERE ABOUT FOUR FRIENDS THAT OBSERVED THE UFO, TO INCLUDE MY MOTHER WHOM I RAN INSIDE TO HAVE HER TO COME OUT.

THE LOCATION WAS IN DEFIANCE COUNTY OHIO, IN A SUB DIVISION NEIGHBORHOOD WITH APPROX 50 HOMES IN THE CIRCLE DRIVE NAMED "LAKEVIEW DRIVE". IT IS LOCATED NEAR THE PAULDING COUNTY LINE ON THE BANKS OF THE MAUMEE RIVER. IT IS A RURAL SETTING ON ST. RT. 111.

A LARGE DARK COLORED CRAFT, APPROX THE SIZE OF A LARGE COMMERCIAL JET AIRPLANE, FLEW NORTH OVER LAKEWIEW DRIVE. IT WAS VERY LOW TO THE GROUND AND WAS FLYING (MOVING) AT A VERY SLOW SPEED. IT LOOKED LIKE A SPEED OF AROUND 40 MPH. IN MY OPINION TOO SLOW TO BE ABLE TO HOLD FLIGHT. IT NEVER STOPPED, AND DID NOT APPEAR TO CHANGE SPEED. I COULD HEAR A SLIGHT SOUND, NOT AT ALL LOUD, BUT WAS A CONSTANT WIND/FAN LIKE SOUND. I CAN REMEMBER THINKING TO MYSELF, "IT'S SO CLOSE I COULD HIT THAT WITH MY BOW AND ARROW". IT WAS IN A V- SHAPED FORMATION WITH THE FRONT COMING TO A SMOOTH ROUNDED POINT. A SERIES OF LARGE ROUND, DIM WHITE LIGHTS, WERE ON THE BOTTOM, APPROX 3 TO 4 ON EACH SIDE FOLLOWING THE V FORMATION. THEY WERE NOT BLINKING. AS THE CRAFT WAS DIRECTLY OVER TOP OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD, ALL THE POWER WENT OUT. NOT A HOME OR STREET LIGHT WAS ON. IT WAS QUITE UNUSUAL AND CREEPY. AS THE CRAFT EXIT THE AREA IN THE DISTANCE, ALL THE POWER CAME BACK ON. THE POWER WAS OUT FOR ABOUT 30 ! SECONDS.

APPROX 10 MIN LATER, THE SAME CARFT APPROACHED IN THE SAME LINE, FROM THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. NOTHING HAD CHANGED. SAME SPEED, SOUNDS, AND LIGHTS. MY FRIENDS AND I WERE STILL "PUMPED UP" ABOUT THE FIRST SIGHTING SO WE USED OUR FLASHLIGHTS, POINTING AND WAIVING THEM INTO THE AIR AT THE OBJECT. WHEN THE CRAFT GOT OVERHEAD, ALL THE POWER IN THE BLOCK WENT OUT ONCE AGAIN. AND AS IT CONTINUED ON IN THE SAME DIRECTION, THE POWER CAME BACK ON. IF IT MATTERS AT ALL, THE NEIGHBORHOOD HAD BURRIED POWER LINES.

I SOMETIMES SEE A UFO TV SHOW WHERE A CRAFT WAS SPOTTED IN THE ILL. / IN. AREA WHERE A V SHAPED CRAFT WAS SEEN IN ABOUT THE SAME TIME ERA. THE DRAWN PICTURES ARE QUITE SIMILAR, IF NOT THE SAME.

MAYBE IT WAS A MILITARY PROJECT,OR MAYBE NOT. THIS IS JUST AN EXPERIENCE I DECIDED TO SHARE WITH ANYONE INTERESTED IN THE TOPIC. MAYBE IT CAN HELP WITH ANY LEADS IN PAST OR FUTURE UFO INVESTIGATIONS.

CROP CIRCLES HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED IN THE PAULDING COUNTY AREA, APPROX 5 TO 10 MILES FROM THIS SIGHTING. REAL OR NOT, I DON'T KNOW. I'M SURE THEY WERE INVESTIGATED.

THANK YOU.




NUFORC Note:

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


Posted 2010-11-21

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