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Roundtown UFO Society PO Box 52  ~ Circleville, Ohio  43113 ~ (740)474-6773

Come visit us at one of our Roundtown UFO Society meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month presently at the American Legion in Circleville starting at 6:00 pm and ending at 8:30 pm.  There is usually a sign indicating where the meeting is.

Home of America's First Classic Close Encounter
& Circleville - Roswell Connection


The Roundtown UFO Society is a non-profit organization that is seriously interested in collecting data on Unidentified Flying Objects.We are an outlet for people who want to know the latest information about UFOs and also for people who may have seen an unknown object and who wish to report it.  The witness can remain anonymous if he/she so desires.  We believe that there have been a lot of unreported UFO sightings over the past several years.  It is important to get the reports and to be able to analyze them.  We urge anybody who believes that they may have witnessed an unusual phenomenon to contact us at the above address or phone number or our email address, [email protected].

Some of our RUFOS members are affiliated with a nationwide UFO investigative group; MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network, located in Cincinnati, Ohio; and with state organization, which is MUFON of Ohio.  These non-profit organizations have hundreds of members who hold professional degrees and who feel that UFOs deserve serious scientific study.

Co-operation is the key to helping solve this greatest mystery of our, or possibly all time.
After many years of investigating and researching UFOs I decided that more of the public should be told about our results.  This is for the public that is interested in this subject.  I call this endeavor the Public Awareness Program. I have accomplished this by giving talks at different organizations, writing local newspaper articles, and now with our website.  We had a quarterly newsletter that lasted for thirteen years. With our website,, our information can be available much sooner and will help the society accomplish much more. We plan on putting the latest UFO information on it, which also will include past UFO sightings.
History is very important to ufology.  
"We will try to stick to the facts, as we know them." 

Pete Hartinger
[email protected]

UFO Talk Across America

The Zachary Space Story

This is a story of a policeman, who, while working up in Madison Township by Lake Erie in Ohio, was called out on a sighting on an evening in November of 1975.  Spheres the size of vans, and 20 crafts as large as Walmart apparently hovering and powering up over high power electric lines.  It has the classic automotive shut-down, cover-up, men in black suits, secrecy and many witnesses besides Zachary.  We’ll be looking back into history to see what we can find about that night.  It should be interesting. more info…..





UPDATES - After every RUFOS monthly meeting the latest UFO information is posted in the Updates section of this website.  This has occurred since April, 2007!  

RUFOS Director,  Pete Hartinger

Cameron Jones has written another great article “In Search of Bigfoot, Local Enthusiast Talks About the Search for the Illusive Beast” and was in The Scioto Post February 12th edition.
Clicking on the image below will take you to the article.  



Roundtown UFO Society members Cameron Jones and Chris Frantz are offering live online lectures regarding UFO subject material. If you would like to inquire regarding scheduling a presentation at your library or venue please contact

Cameron at [email protected]  or

Chris at [email protected].

In-person presentations have been suspended at this time due to Covid concerns but we’re hopeful that we can offer this again in the future! Please feel free to contact us regarding options available.

Roundtown UFO Society was on the front page of The Columbus Dispatch 09/02/20


The Rufos Director's message about UFO Evidence is "Let us all learn to get along better with each other.  This includes different individuals and countries.  "There is more to life than what we have been told."
email - [email protected]

Roundtown UFO Society was on the front page of The Columbus Dispatch 09/02/20

UFO believers in Circleville having their moment

By Holly Zachariah

Holly Zachariah of The Columbus Dispatch wrote up a wonderful article about her interview with three of Roundtown UFO Society’s members.  Her article is in the September 2, 2020 issue and by following this link to it, you can find a video of the interview as well.

Clicking on The Dispatch’s photo below will take you to that article.

Thank you Holly and The Dispatch for helping RUFOS (as Pete says, “condition the public”) for the reality of UFO existence.

PHOTO COPIED FROM THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH ARTICLE BY HOLLY ZACHARIAH Roundtown UFO Society was on the front page of The Columbus Dispatch 09/02/20

Imagine if you will, a story that begins in the early 1800s with a research ship from an alien world called Stavros that came to Earth to gather information about the planet.  In its journey while searching, its navigation system became dysfunctional forcing it to crash-land near an area known as Ikaria near Greece, their ship beyond their repair.
As time passed, the pilots and crew stranded without a way back home, learned to live in and among the people of Earth and now have been doing so for over two hundred years.
Without a way to repair their starship and their hope for passage home seemingly hopeless and their appearance very similar to humans, they did what was necessary to continue their lives here on Earth.  They’ve since took on human spouses and have been growing Stavros/human hybrid families spread throughout the world.
Now, with the advancement of technology and science and what it is becoming with discoveries and our ability to see beyond our own solar system, the possibility of the existence of aliens among humans is not such a mental stretch anymore.
To learn more about this amazing story, click
HERE to visit their website:



Wednesday, July 26 at 10:00 AM EDT, the Committee On Oversight and Accountability will held the hearing on

“Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena: Implications on National Security, Public Safety, and Government Transparency”

Here’s the link to the overview page on the oversight committee web page:

You can watch the LIVE hearing at either of the following links:

Roundtown UFO Society Director Pete Hartinger's book "UFO Disclosure Continues: My Sixty-Plus-Year Search for the Truth" is now on sale on

He tells of his journey through his
experiences and research in over
60 years of his life beginning
with his sightings as a teenager.

The paperback can be found here:

See Petes Book

Roundtown UFO Society was on the front page of The Columbus Dispatch 09/02/20

Greetings RUFOS Members!
The next monthly meeting will be held Thursday, November 9th at 6PM at the American Legion in Circleville .

The address is: 23363 US-23 S, Circleville, OH 43113, United States

Chris Frantz’s Message

Chris is RUFOS’s secretary and has been giving periodic updates on what’s happening the the world of UFOs/UAPs and shares them with our members.  
As she does these informative announcements, we will share them with those who visit our website. Don’t miss out on some of the exciting things happening - CLICK HERE for her latest message.

Welcome!!! Roundtown UFO Society was on the front page of The Columbus Dispatch 09/02/20

Circleville Herald’s Latest Article About Pete Hartinger And RUFOS