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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/12/2001 12:50 (Entered as : 05/12/01 12:50)
Reported: 3/30/2002 10:07:39 PM 22:07
Posted: 4/8/2002
Location: Columbus, OH
Shape: Circle
Duration: 10 seconds
The date could be sometime in May, June or July. I was traveling north to south on the West outerbelt of Columbus, Ohio, heading for the Roberts road exit. The day and time I'm sure of (Thursday - 12:50 PM). I could see an object traveling south to north (just off the outerbelt) heading my way. It was a cloudy, gray day. The object was not traveling at a great speed, and it was only probably two hundred yards in the air. My first reaction was to pull off to the side of the road, but I immediately realized the object would be out of sight by that time. The object was round, and doomed and very dirty looking. What stuck in my mind for several days was the object reminded me of a picture I had seen several times, years back, on TV. My reaction to the picture on TV was "This round, doomed, dirty looking, fakey looking object is suppose to be a UFO. No way." I wonder now. Because it was 12:50 Pm and the outerbelt was crowded, their had to be hundreds of cars that saw the same thing I did. But they probably were heading to or from work, or had other business, and brushed off the object like I did. The object did look like what I always pictured a UFO not to look like. Just curious if anyone else from Columbus reported the same thing.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))