|Occurred : 2/10/1966 18:15 (Entered as : 02/10/66 18:15)
Reported: 6/14/2003 3:30:55 PM 15:30
Location: Kent, OH
|A scout ship sighting followed by a mother ship sighting that lasted well over an hour. .
This can be verified by checking with two newspapers. The Record Courier in Portage County and the Akron Beacon Journal in Summit County. Sorry I didn't keep the clippings.
My 10 year old daughter and I were departing my parents hillside home after a tremendous blizzard had layered three to four feet of snow over the ground. As we pulled out of the driveway onto the street I looked back up at the house marvelling at the clarity of the sky after such rotten weather, and saw a small bright white light descending slowly toward the horizon. I stopped the car and pointed it out to her, thinking it might be a shooting star, but realizing at the same time it was traveling too slow...appearing to be a controlled approach.
As it approached the treetops it decelerated more rapidly and the bright white light took on an increasingly blueish tinge that appeared as a ring of light below the craft. It slowly settled behind the treetops probably not more than 1500 feet behind the house in a woodsy uninhabited area that we used for riding horses. There was a large treeless hill back there which must have been where they landed.
I was late getting home to fix dinner so I didn't return to my parents home but drove straight to mine in Twin Lakes. I immediately called my parents and spoke to my mother telling her something landed behind the house and to send my teen age brother out to investigate. She just laughed and said he wasn't home. I said send pop. She said no way will he wade through this deep snow. In my frustration I didn't think of calling the police. Rather I called a reporter friend, John Fowler, of the Record Courier, and asked if he'd had any other reports of a similar sighting. He also laughed (I'm getting used to it by now) and asked if I was sure it wasn't the moon. (Note: I am a licensed pilot and have several other sightings at various times). When I assured him I knew the difference between a controlled craft and the moon he asked if he could report it in the paper. After all this laughter I acceded but qualified it by saying just don't use my name. (I was running my own business at the time and there are closed minded people you know!)My little news article appeared on the front page the following day headed, "Twin Lakes Woman Sights UFO".
The following day, as I picked up the Beacon Journal and read the front page report in the local section of large numbers of people in Shalersville watching a large cigar shaped mother ship hover over them for over an hour at the precise time I saw the scout ship, I wondered how John felt missing out on that news? Those folks watched the scout ships leaving and arriving the mother ship, entering and exiting.
What puzzles me is the total lack of reporting on the investigation of incidents such as these. We all know the famous case of the sheriff's deputy from our County Seat...Ravenna, Ohio, sighting and pursuing a craft into Pennsylvania for a couple of hours chase. That poor guy, when he tried to provide the information he had at hand, was ridiculed and eventually lost his job...and maybe even his sanity. I understand he had lots of problems in his life thereafter.
You can check on my report through the newspapers' microfiche files. Sorry I'm not positive about the date. It's approximate. I have other sightings and experiences that occurred at different times and other locations if they would be of interest.
((NUFORC Note: Witness is currently a very experienced pilot. Date is approximate. We have invited her to explore the newspapers to obtain a precise date for the incident. PD))