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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/21/2019 23:13 (Entered as : 9/21/2019 23:13)
Reported: 9/30/2019 11:10:28 AM 11:10
Posted: 10/4/2019
Location: Gallipolis, OH
Shape: Circle
Duration: 8 seconds
Characteristics: Animals reacted to the event
Brilliant white opaque circle visits our campsite.


Saturday 9/21/2019 11:13 PM
Gallia County Fairgrounds
Gallipolis, OH 45631

While enjoying our campfire at Gallia County Fairgrounds, listening to the coyotes in the valley, we both saw a small, dim, white light appear above the tree line to the south of our campsite. It began coming towards us, getting brighter and brighter as it approached. My husband had been shining his strobing flashlight at various aircraft flying overhead just prior to its arrival. I began to worry that this was a plane or helicopter that was going to attempt a landing in our vicinity. It cleared the tree line and dipped downward, traveling across the field and straight toward us. It was moving slowly and stopped several times on its approach. It kept getting brighter as it came close, a brilliant white light in the shape of a circle, the white of an LED bulb. It hovered approximately 50 yards maximum from where we were sitting. It appeared as a flat, circular, one dimensional, brilliant white light that looked almost like it had been cut from a piece of paper. It hovered for about 8 seconds before shooting off to the west at a phenomenal speed.

At this point my wife bailed and escaped into the RV. I noticed that all of the animal sounds had quieted. Dead silence ensued. Unsure of its intentions, I reached for my 45 caliber handgun on the picnic bench next to my chair. I was unable to lift the gun as my arm seemed to no longer function. Panic hit me at this point.

The object quickly shot off to the west, dimmed and was gone.

The next morning, I surveyed the area, took some photos. I estimate that its diameter was 20 feet or larger.