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Occurred : 11/22/2003 21:00 (Entered as : 11/22/2003 21:00)
Reported: 11/26/2003 7:08:48 AM 07:08
Posted: 12/9/2003
Location: N. Ridgeville, OH
Shape: Cigar
Duration:40 minutes
Huge white cigar shaped craft hovered in my front yard for an extended period of time.

I am no stranger to unexpected events happening around me (not to say that it doesn't still creep me out a little bit...or a lot bit). Last night I was in my upstairs kitchen making bread in preperation for Thanksgiving. I had the TV on and there was general noise in the background. It occured to me that I was hearing what sounded like a helicopter very close by outside. This in itself is not unusual as we are on the flight path for the trauma rescue helicopter (which I fly on occasionally). Since the noise was not fading into the distance as it usually does when the copters fly over, I went out to see what the deal was. I thought maybe Life Flight had landed closeby for a "hot" load (load in the patient without shutting the blades down). I looked up and there hovering in my front yard not far off the treetops is this absolutely massive cigar shaped white or light colored "helicopter". It was hovering in an area close to my pond. We live on 16 manicured acres and this thing was clearly visible in the treeless part of my front yard (this area is roughly 4 acres in size). Not sure what the heck it was doing. Just hovering at an absolute standstill. The thing did not move even one inch in any direction. The sound it made was like a weird sounding helicopter. More like a loud whirring or something. The lights in my house and landscaping flickered and my dogs were freaking out. Occasionally, this thing seemed to make almost no noise at all. It sat there for what I thought was about 10 minutes. Later noticed it was actually more like 40 minutes. This would make sense though because the bread dough I was working with was nearly completely done rising (second rising takes about 40 to 50 minutes). I called my neighbor to see if she was seeing the same thing and she said she did and also wondered what the heck it was doing there. I'm not psychotic. I'm a nurse with a very responsible job and I do not drink, smoke or take drugs, prescription or otherwise. The only mind altering thing I do is meditate...alot. Called the police, but they said they had no other reports of helicopters low flying in the area. They said they'd send over a patrolman to check it out, but I never saw any sign of him. The thing eventually moved off towards the direction of the neighbors house. It moved incredibly slowly. I could have walked way faster than it was moving. I noticed that there seemed to be no downdraft from the rotor blades.In fact I do not recall ever even SEEING any rotor blades. When it went over the neighbors backyard, it turned east and moved off over my woods and eventually out of sight. One other thing I noticed is that when it hovered over my front yard, there was one round light coming from the bottom in the center. It didn't seem to be a spotlight or anything because the grass beneath it was not illuminated. As it moved off over the woods, it had 3 lights. One on each end and the same center one. One of them was green, and the other two white. I went back out to the area this morning and noticed nothing out of order. I had intense dreaming last night, but not what I would call unusually unusual. I have no idea what this thing was. Maybe just a new type of helicopter I have not seen yet or maybe something else. Not quite prepared yet to assume it was a UFO. The military is always coming up with new designs for things. I don't live near any military base. I think the closest one is Wright Patterson (?) AFB to the south of me by several hours. This object was clearly hovering in MY yard though. Not like the pilot was just taking a break or something. It was clearly and obviously hanging over my yard not far from my pond. Maybe the pilot was looking at the fish in there?????? Well, this is in a nutshell what happened to me last night. There may be a prefectly reasonable explanation for it. Not sure. I'm not an expert in military flying craft. So many odd things happen to me all the time (you have no idea...) that I can't immediately rule out something remarkable.