This past year had
continued UFO sightings worldwide. The United States again had many of
these. Some are listed on Peter Davenport's Web site,
On March 24, I gave a talk to the Pickaway County Bar Association. As
part of my talk I gave a statement that a lawyer friend of mine from
Cleveland gave me in regards to the UFO phenomenon.
"The weight of evidence is now so strong that there is something
unexplained going on that the burden of proof has switched to the
skeptics to prove that there is nothing to it."
After the meeting, perhaps because of the evidence I presented, one of
the lawyers told me of his personal UFO sighting of years ago.
There is another statement made by former Admiral of the British Fleet,
Lord Hill-Norton. He stated, "There have been thousands, perhaps tens of
thousands, of sightings and encounters, physical results and of the
latter, by people all over the world whose evidence on any other subject
would be accepted without question."
The Mexican Air Force had a UFO sighting that made world wide news in
Several anomalies were
seen near one of their aircraft and were picked up on their instruments.
No natural explanation was ever given for this incident. On July
12, 2004 there occurred one of the strangest UFO cases I have ever
investigated. A local man was grilling steaks in his back yard at
night when he reported a beam or cone of light shined down on him.
When he looked up he stated he saw a circular shaped craft about 500
feet overhead. It was hovering over the nearby property.
This sighting occurred in Circleville. He stated the sighting
lasted about 30 seconds. Although no other witnesses have been
found, this sighting is extraordinary, because at the time of the
sighting the witness was on his cordless phone with his Mother. In
speaking with her, she verified what her son was doing at the time;
talking with her on the phone. She thought her son was
joking with her at first but quickly realized he wasn't. When he
hollered "Mom!" on the phone the beam of light shot back up into the
craft and it then zoomed away. The witnesses' wife, who was in the
house at the time, stated the television flickered during that time
period. I was at the witnesses' house within 40 minutes after
being informed of his sighting. He seemed very sincere and of
course was excited at the time. If you have a computer, go to
www.ufocenter.com. You can read his sighting report he
sent in shortly after his sighting. I told him he should submit
this asap to this website. Look at his July 12 sighting report and
then notice the Portsmouth, Ohio sighting of July 17, five nights later.
That report describes beams of light coming down to the ground. Some 15
to 20 minutes before his sighting a strange cloud was seen north of
Circleville slowly heading south. This witness described the cloud
being unusual. Was this a connection? Strange clouds
have been connected to some UFO sightings. I did give a written
report on this sighting to the Mutual UFO Network. More follow up
information is being gathered and will be given to MUFON. More
food for thought. The witness from day one has always said that he is
more than willing to take a lie detector test about what he had seen.
The Roundtown UFO Society hosted its second UFO display at the Pickaway
County District Library on August 21st. Another is planned for
August, 2005. At these displays a county map is shown that
includes local UFO sighting reports that I have collected. At last
count there were 35 of them that have occurred over the years. No
doubt there are many more of them that have never been reported.
There were other local UFO sighting reports that came to the society's
attention during 2004. One involved two brothers who live in the
western part of the county. They saw a round shaped object a few
feet above some wood behind their house where they live at on Alkire
Road. They described what looked like windows that they had seen
on the UFO. This unknown object was seen very close to the high
power tension lines that run thru that part of the county. The
brothers (like many others) say they have never forgotten about this UFO
sighting, as it happened in 1997. Another very interesting UFO
sighting occurred in the summer of 1948. Yes, this was just a few
months after farmer Bruce Stevenson's famous sighting. It was also
a report of a saucer shaped craft. However, the main difference in
this case was that there were at least six family members that saw it.
They also described what looked like windows on the craft. It
circled for several minutes while the family watched. This
sighting of years ago occurred in the southeastern part of the county.
The couple I interviewed about this sighting are highly respected and
live in Circleville.
These sighting reports were given to me, because of my public awareness
program about the UFO phenomenon. I could tell that they felt
comfortable in talking about their experiences. I appreciate their
candor. These sightings are part of our history.
In October we had our 2nd annual sky watch/meeting at the Sandy
Barthelmas farm on Route 56. (Stevenson's UFO sighting location).
We hope to make this an annual affair. Like our regular meetings,
(second Thursday of the month), this skywatch is open to the public.
The Roundtown UFO Society had a small UFO display during this past
year's Pumpkin Show. It was only for a couple of hours each day
and was located on Pinckney Street. Because of the interest shown,
we hope to have a bigger display and have longer hours next year.
In November a Web site was started for the society by Michael Moore.
He also does the Web site for the Ashville Museum. We appreciate
his effort in helping to inform the interested public. The Web address
If you have any questions or you would like to speak to me about this
subject just phone me at 477-6252; write P.O. Box 52, Circleville, OH
43113: or e-mail me at rufos @ columbus.rr.com.