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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/15/1972
Reported: 9/12/2005 12:29:13 PM 12:29
Posted: 9/15/2005
Location: Ohio City (near), OH
Shape: Disk
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object emitted other objects, The object made a sound, There were electrical or magnetic effects
My parents witness a flying saucer recover a "jack-o-lantern" drone from a woodland area.

The event time was in the early 70's. My parents had decided on going on a drive as they use to quite regularly. The sun was sinking in the western sky as they drove south from the city of Van Wert,Ohio.

They usually had no agenda when they went on one of their drives. As I recall they drove south on Route 127 for a few miles and turned right on a road into what was left of the sunset. Now they were driving on a gravel road when they came upon a T road that went to the right so they turned on it.

They were not driving back towards the city of Van Wert where they lived when they seen a jack-o-lantern type of light in a woods to their left that was probably a couple of hundred feet from where they were.

The light was in or or on the side where they could see it OK. It was about six feet above the ground and it raise to the top of the trees and then went back down again. It done this several times as mom and dad sat there and watch it.

Suddenly their engine stopped and dad could not restart it. He open the door and got out to raise the hood when, I think, they heard a strange "wrirring' sound over head. Dad looked up and there was a flying saucer flying over them. You could see the "saucer" shape easily in the twilight.

Thirty years or so has taken its toll on my memory so I have lost some of the details over the years, also consider that they had seen something back then, at least, you could be considered a crack po. I imagine that countless sighting are lost because of our govenments effort to deny and also ridicule someone for sauing what they seen.

They told me that they seen window like lights around the top of the craft. Also I think that they mentioned green and red sparks eminating from the craft. I would estimate that the craft was 50 to 75 feet above them.

The UFO stopped for a breif period of time over the woods and then it resumed its course of I would estimate at about 280 to 290 fegrees true that would take it just north of Ohio City and somewhere around Fort Wayne.

My family and I had came from South Bend to visit relatives around Van Wert and we were visiting my parents. Dad and I were talking about science and he started to tell me about something and then paused.

He said that they had an encounter a few months ago and were afrai to tell anybody.

I said, "dad you know me better than that, you apparently had just seen what I have been looking for".

Within a few minutes I had mom and dad in my car as we heard to the site. They told me about the whole incident as we drove to the location. They should me exactly where they stopped, where the craft went over head and the direction in which it continued on.

Now dad and mom are both church going Christians and I can vouch for their honesty, dad only "sipped" but he did get high on his home brew sauercraut, Ha! They both are not with us now and I was glad that I was able to learn about their encounter.

If all the trousands that had seen UFO before them fully convinced me then I am sure that their encounter did. And the look of fear and concern as they relayed their story left no doubt to me of its autherticity.

I have nevere seen a bonafide UFO, I have seen lights that I diid not know what they were but I had enough objectivity to not think that they were extraterrestrial. But my parents did see something that was not of this earth, or at our concept of this earth.

I believe that the apparition that they seen was some kind of a remote drone and that the flying saucer retrieved the drone. Perhaps they witnessed a terrestrial biological android or drone after it collected specimen from the woods.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of the event is approximate. PD))