On Wednesday, July 3, 1996, at 9:30 p.m., three people in Urbana, Ohio observed a "glowing red object" traveling across the sky from north to south. The UFO was observed by a former USAF officer who served in the Gulf War and operated Hawk missile systems. Trained at Fort Bliss, he has extensive training in identification of all types of aircraft. He stated that the glowing UFO was surrounded by five F-14 jet interceptors. The jets, strangely, made no sound as they passed overhead. The UFO then vanished, while the F-14s "flew around for awhile, as if they were looking for it."
On Monday, July 8, an Urbana resident telephoned Tristates Advocates for Scientific Knowledge (T.A.S.K.) and reported a UFO flying over the Odd Lots Department Store on Scioto Drive. According to T.A.S.K. researcher Kenneth Young, "the object was described as a self-luminous ball of red light and was traveling at the speed of an airplane, traversing the sky from east to west and (looked) as big as a dime held at arm's length."
On Wednesday, July 10, at 11 p.m., three obervers in Owensville, Ohio reported a UFO hovering above the Zebulon Park apartment complex. This "glowing red object" hovered in position for about 30 minutes, leaving two of the witnesses "stunned" by the sight.
On Friday, July 12, a resident of Loveland phoned WLW Radio (700 AM) and reported "a very large object surrounded by very bright white lights." The WLW deejay said the caller sounded "very serious, very scared."
On Thursday, July 18, at 3:25 a.m., an Owensville resident phoned the Clermont County Sheriff's Department and reported a UFO hovering over a field adjacent to his home. This UFO was described as a glowing red light. As the police cruiser arrived, the UFO drifted to the right and dropped into concealing shrubbery. The deputy found nothing amiss and left. As soon as he was gone, the witness said, the UFO returned to its former position "and resumed its previous level of luminosity." Again the witness called the sheriff, and this time three cruisers responded to the call. Again the UFO ducked into the nearby woods. The deputies searched the area for 30 minutes and found nothing. After they departed, the UFO rose again. This time the witness did not bother to call. Instead he watched the UFO until it vanished shortly before daybreak.
T.A.S.K. members also investigated the appearance of a crop circle on July 4 in Paulding County, Ohio. A pilot taking his family out for a flight spotted the circle from the air. Upon landing, he contacted Dan Arend, owner of the property. At 8:30 p.m., Mr. Arend phoned Sheriff Daniel T. Harrow. Investigating officers found that the field's wheat had been levelled to the ground in a counterclockwise direction. There were no visible tracks leading to or from the site, located just off Township Road 126.
The crop circle was photographed July 8. Several scientists visited the scene, including Jim Timmerman of Chicago's Center for UFO Studies. The crop circle was soon branded a hoax. However, on July 11, a team from Eastern Michigan University found that the wheat within the circle was radioactive. According to T.A.S.K. field investigator Dale Farmer, the circle registered 60 clicks on their Geiger counter, as opposed to 30 clicks found within the surrounding area.
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