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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/20/2000 13:04 (Entered as : 02/20/00 13:04)
Reported: 2/23/2000 20:53
Posted: 2/27/2000
Location: Athens, OH
Shape: Cylinder
Duration: 30secs/1min+
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Witnessed silvery white cylinder travel across sky and then vanish.

I am employed by the ((deleted)) Corporation as a HVAC service engineer and systems specialist with 35 years of feild experiance. The sky was bright and clear with high wispy clouds.I was on the roof of"O"Bliness Memorial Hospital in Athens Ohio working on a large water chiller.Out of the corner of my eye i noticed a silvery white object moving slowly across the sky directly overhead.At first I though it was a jumbo jet but on closer observation it was cynlindrical in shape.There were no wings,tail assembly,contrail or sound. At mid point on either side of the body was a half circle of light grey hase that was tranparent to the bright sky.A wedge shaped area of the same colored hase was at the posterior end of the cylinder.It was moving East to West in a dead straight line.I observed it for approximately 30 sscs. to 1 plus minutes across a 20 degrees arc of sky,horizon to horizon.I carry a small 6 in. pocket rule.While holding it at arms length above my head I measured the body at approximately 1 inch long.While taking this measurement the cylinder vanished!Its altitude could have been 3,000 to 6,000 feet. Not knowing the real length of the object makes it hard to judge its true height. Sincerly GENE BREWER (feild investigator in training) RUFOS of Circleville,Ohio.

((NUFORC note: We leave the individual's name and contact information in the report, since he is an official UFO investigator-in-training. We allow investigators to include their personal information, such that any other witnesses to this event will be able to contact them, and also to credit the source of the report.))