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UFO Sighting Report


October, 1979


Tiffin, Ohio, United States


My entire family witnessed a candle-flame shaped object which hovered in the sky over a distint field for 10 minutes with no change in shape or size. After that it sped away very quickly and disappeared.

Date Reported:

10/17/2004 7:36:44 PM

Sighting Time: 




No. of Witnesses: 



15 minutes

No. of Object(s): 


Urban or Rural: 


Size of Object(s)

1/4 the size of a full moon

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

1/2 mile

Shape of Object(s)

teardrop shaped

Color of Object(s):

flame colored, orange-yellow

Full Description & Details

The year on this is approximate, but I know it was between 1977 and 1979, and it was winter because we were on our way to my aunt and uncle's house in the country for dinner (so it was relatively early) but it was already dark (thus, winter.) On the way, we noticed an odd light hanging over a field off to the right of the car - it looked exactly like the flame from a candle, and was about an inch or so in size, from our perspective. This was much larger than stars or other planes, but smaller than the moon.

It was so strange that we pulled over and all four of us (my parents, my sister, and I) pulled over and got out of the car to watch it. It stayed motionless for quite a while - five or ten minutes - while we watched it, feeling a sense of real wonder. Then, suddenly, it zoomed off, getting smaller and smaller very quickly and finally disappearing. It doesn't seem likely that we could have been staring at a moving object that whole time because of how quickly it disappeared once it seemingly began to move. It appeared to hover for the first period we viewed it.

I'd guess that it was fairly far away, and it did not do anything that made me think it was aware of us. If it was occupied with something, it was several fields over and we didn't come to its attention.

We never saw anything else there.

Witness Background

I'm 35, a manager at a software company, graduate degree from Carnegie Mellon. Married. Several other odd experiences of a mystical or unexplained nature in my life, but nothing as drastic as abductee type stuff. I'd call myself a cautious, semi-skeptical believer in UFO phenomenon.

Reported Sighting? 




Your Location: 

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