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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/7/1988 21:40 (Entered as : 10/07/88 21:40)
Reported: 1/3/2007 2:16:23 AM 02:16
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Vermillion, OH
Shape: Rectangle
Duration: 10min
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Disk shaped ufo sighting preceeded by unusual claps of thunder and light-bubbles rising above a horizon of trees.

At 9:30pm I began to hear unusual sounds of thunder which where consistent in pitch, tone, and duration. As the thunder continued to rumble at consistent interavels I decided to look out on the back porch to check for a possible thunderstorm approaching. Instead, I saw in the distance a bright off-white dome of light rise beyond the trees, which seemingly shed no light on surrounding objects in spite of it's brightness. After a few seconds the bubble-like dome of light slowly descended back into the horizon of trees. This light did not seem to be an object, but it appeared to be some type of energy concentration. I stared mezmerized in the direction of the light for minutes when it then ascended back into view more quickly. This time when it dropped out of view again a rapidly spinning object with blue and off-white lights quickly came up into the sky just above the trees. It appeared to wobble a bit, but it was spinning very fast. It only was in view for a few moments before it flew off into the sky and out of sight faster than anything I could comprehend. The object seemed to come up from an area known as Dean's Hollow, which was located about a mile from where I was, but I can't say for sure if it did or not. However, I saw what I saw. The whole experience lasted about 10 minutes, and it absolutely terrified me. I was only 10 years old at the time.