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Occurred : 7/20/1968 14:00 (Entered as : 07/20/1968 14:00)
Reported: 3/18/2004 5:28:41 AM 05:28
Posted: 3/23/2004
Location: Cleveland Heights, OH
Shape: Oval
Duration:1 minute
UFO object seen over Cleveland Heights Ohio during the sixties.

My brother & I were both teenagers at the time and were throwing each other "high fly" balls in the backyard. So we were both looking up when an oval, silver disk flew across the sky from east to west and stopped almost directly overhead. It did not make any sound. It remained stationary for around 30 seconds. The day was bright and sunny and there was only one little cumulus cloud in the sky. My brother and I stopped playing catch and remarked to each other about the object. We couldn't believe it stopped in midair. It was about the height that small planes normally fly at-(pretty low). It was the size of a medium sized aircraft. After about 30 seconds it suddenly shot north at a high rate of speed.-(perpendicular to its former direction). We ran into the house and I called The Cleveland Press newspaper to report it. The person who answered the phone said that so far no one else had reported seeing that object.

The strange thing is that a couple weeks later that same summer I saw another strange object in the sky. This time however it was a more conventional type aircraft.

It was a regular sized jet aircraft that did not have a body. (A flying wing) One of the wings was on fire. It looked like it was going to crash. I also reported this object to the Cleveland newspaper. The next day in the paper they reported that an experimental air-force jet had crash landed.

Based on the fact that both of these clying objects were seen so close together that summer, I have always considered that the first object was also some kind of experimental craft. However, the first one did fit the sterotype image of a UFO.

Incidentally, my brother & I never talked about the object until a few years ago at a formal dinner. He asked me if I remembered that UFO-type strange object that we saw together when we were teenagers. How could I forget? We just never told anyone.

ps - I had to put a date on the sighting but to be honest I really don't remember.

I know it was in the middle of a bright summer day when I was a teenager. (13-15 yrs old). But that's about it. I could ask my brother if he remembers. Also I thought we could look up records of experimaental aircraft crash landing. It was the same summer. By the way there were no other aircraft in the vincinity at the time.

My brother's name is ((name deleted)). He is a professor at ((name deleted)) University. I doubt if he wants to talk about the incident. Like I said we didn't even mention it again for 30 years to each other.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. We will encourage the witness to explore newspapers to try to find the article. If any reader of this report knows the date of the crash, please contact us. PD))