6/17/2006 10:43:41 AM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
It was shaped like a rectangle, but with the top edges more rounded. It seemed to be of a dark material except where the sunshine reflected off it. It had five tall rectangular windows. The edges of this object appeared to be "fuzzy" not clear, perhaps because of the sunlight reflecting off it.
Size of Object(s)
Based upon the size of the person inside, I would guess the object to be around 50 to 60 feet in diameter. As to height, I would guess it to be about 10 feet. Again, assuming the person inside was 6 feet tall.
Description of Area / Surroundings
Our home was located in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. There was a small creek behind out house as well as a sizeable retaining pond. To the south, several miles away, lies Port Columbus International Airport. A relatively short distance to the east is the large Hoover Resevoir.
Full Description & Details
The bright object that we saw was not an aircraft, Goodyear blimp, helicopter, Canada geese, space satellite, or the planet Venus. We looked at the object off and on for a period of about 40 minutes. The object was still there in about the same location the next afternoon. The object made no noise that we could detect. It reflected sunlight in the late afternoon or early evening. As far as we could tell, it remained stationary. There was some dark material that surrounded this object, but not any lare metallic mass that would constitute the body of some aircraft.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
At first I thought that perhaps it could have been one large satellite, but when I looked through my field glasses, I knew that it was not. It also wasn't birds, an airplane, helicopter, a blimp, weather balloon, or swamp gas.
Both my wife and I are retired educators; we now have a small business.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
When I first saw this object, I had no idea what it was. Then, it dawned on me that perhaps it was one of those UFOs that I had read about in the past. I am still not sure what it was that I saw.
Reported To:WBNS-TV station/ Much later, to NUFORC
Your Location:Westerville, Ohio, USA
Additional Information or Comments by the Editor:
The following is the report that the witness submitted to the National UFO Reporting Center (reported to NUFORC on April, 23, 2005): "Duration: 40 minutes. My wife and I were sitting on our screened-in porch at our home in Westerville, Ohio, which faces east. At around 6:00 pm on an October evening, we saw a large bright stationary object in the southeast sky. I tended to ignore it for awhile. I thought that perhaps it was a communications satellite. I went into the house and got by 7 x 50 field glasses to help identify the object. It was no helicopter, commerical or military aircraft, and certainly not one of those blimps that occasionally make its way down to the Ohio State University to cover a football game. As far as I could tell, it didn't move. There was no noise coming from it. The object was perhaps 50 to 60 feet in diameter. The setting sun was reflecting off the object and made it somewhat difficult to see. As far as I could tell, there were no external lights. There were 5 large rectangular windows that took up much of the space of this object. There was a yellow glow in the interior. I saw a person dressed in a light-colored single piece suit from the neck down. The person had a head, 2 arms, and a body. He appeared to move only once and only slightly. It stood next to what appeared to be a "file cabinet", which stood as tall as his shoulder. There was some mass around these windows but nothing that would constitute the body of some aircraft. The next evening, my wife and I saw the same object. I called a local television station to report what I had seen and if anybody had any idea what it was. The lady gave me some answer and that was the last that I heard of this object. As far as I know, nothing was reported on any television news broadcast or, printed in the Columbus Dispatch. Surely, others in the area must have seen this object. I know what I saw, but I have no idea what I saw."