Tuesday night, October 24, 1995 near the town of Logan, Ohio, a man [who wishes to remain anonymous] was walking his dog on Rt. 93 about 8:00. He noticed red lights dancing in the cornfield across the street from his house. There were from 10 to 20 at a time, and he describes them as being like bright stars and blinking when they moved. Some were low but did not touch the ground; some were as high as a quarter-mile up. The lights moved erratically, some fading in and out. After viewing this for about 10 minutes and deciding whether or not to call the sheriff, he saw one of the lights veer off from the rest of the group and follow a car on Rt. 93. It kept pace with the car from behind, out of the occupants' field of view. Then the light stopped about 100 yards short of a neighboring house, and the car continued on. At that point, the witness decided that was enough and called the Sheriff's Department.
[The police] treated his call seriously, and by about 8:20 a deputy arrived and the lights were still in the field. He filled out a report. By this time, the man had alerted his family and neighbors, who were all witnessing the same event. The deputy stayed about 15 minutes, and while he was there he and the witness heard a wheezing sound from the side of the witness' house. He said the sound had a definite pattern to it. The deputy said he thought it was only a deer. The witness has been an avid trophy hunter for years and says he's never heard a deer make that kind of sound.
About 9:00, after the deputy had left, the witness called his father to tell him what was going on and while on the phone, he heard a loud thumping noise from outside. He ran outside and saw a helicopter coming their direction from the south. It was traveling slowly at a low altitude. It made a sweep of the area and left. About five minutes later, two small propeller planes arrived in the area and began a criss-crossing search pattern of the area. The lights remained in the field and at one point, one of them again left the group and went up to the plane as if checking it out. The lights stayed in the field and the planes continued their search pattern past midnight, when the witness needed to go to bed.
When he returned home late from work the next night, one plane was still criss-crossing the area, although there were no lights that night.
WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio, did a report on the 11:00 news Wednesday night (Oct 25). The reporter, Marcie Flesher, interviewed the witness on camera, but the report as broadcast did not include the lights chasing the car and going up to the plane. The reporter did say that the Ohio National Guard, the FAA and Wright-Patterson AFB all said there were no planes in the area. The report also showed the Hocking County Sheriff's Department radio log, which mentions two UFO reports that evening, the other near Rt. 664, not far from Rt. 93 South.
The Roundtown UFO Society of Circleville, Ohio and the Mid-Ohio Research Associates of Columbus are investigating the case and have talked to the witness. [Paul Burrell will send] more details on this as it develops.
Original file name: .CNI - Ohio UFO 11.2
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