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UFO VIDEOTAPE, October 14: Clermont County, Ohio

From: Kenny Young <task@fuse.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 00:15:01 -0700
Fwd Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 02:06:07 -0400
Subject: UFO VIDEOTAPE, October 14: Clermont County, Ohio

UFO VIDEO: 10-14-97
Clermont County, OH

An alleged UFO videotape was recorded on Tuesday night, October
14, 1997 from the small community of Afton (between Williamsburg
and Batavia) in Clermont County.  The witnesses are among three
of the eight witnesses to a separate event from Wednesday,
September 24.  After the previous reports, the witnesses had been
asked to keep a videocamera handy in case of any future

According to Chrissy, Susan and Mike (last names withheld), they
had an occassion to grab the videocamera and roll tape after an
object was seen from their vantage point on Alexander Lane after
8:00 p.m.  The object was reported to have hovered in the
southwest sky about 65 degrees above the horizon.  The UFO,
described as a 'huge, brilliant white light,' was said to have
been above the East Fork Lake area. The three witnesses agreed
that a total of eight airplanes converged on the object and
'hovered' around it.

When questioned more specifically about this interesting detail,
the witnesses agreed that the planes seemed to be trying to 'hem
the object in,' yet maintaining a certain distance from it.  One
person described the planes as hovering, while another said they
seemed to 'circle' around the huge light.  They said there were
4-airplanes around the object, and two pairs of airplanes on each
side of it.

The object reportedly descended into an area near the lake, and
disappeared from sight behind a treeline, at which point the
planes circled a short time and then flew off into different

The effort to videotape the event was made by Chrissy, who later
said the event was almost over by the time she ran to get the
camera.  She acknowledged having problems focusing the camera.
The videotape is of a 5 minute and ten second duration, and the
witnesses can be heard excitedly trying to operate the camera and
record the object.

The videotape does show fleeting glimpses of an object which
appears only for a few seconds at a time as the camera is shaken
due to its hand-held operation.  The camera operator and
bystander complain as the object descends behind a treeline and
away from their view.  "I can't get it, its going down too far
into the trees," complains the camera operator.

Most clearly on the video is the image of an overflying airplane.

While attempting to provide a narrative of what is happening on
the video, Chrissy, the camera operator, states: "The planes are
trying to hover in on it.  There is a plane coming around on it,
blocking it in. The planes look like 'dots' compared to it."

The engine sounds of the airplane suddenly recedes and the
witness surprisingly proclaims: "The plane is now shutting off
its engine and making a turn around to the thing!  The plane has
turned off its engine!"

The audio portion of the recording affords the viewer with a
clear perception of the engine sound, which does 'cut off' for a
22-second period of time, during which, dogs can be heard barking
in the distance.

The engine sound of the plane (propellor) then commences again as
the narrative continues: "The plane just turned on its engine
again and coming back." The bystander also comments on the plane
shutting down its engine.

The night-time video does include several wide shots showing the
position from which the witness recorded the event from their
residence. When the camera zooms in, focus is lost and the images
are shaky.

Due to its nebulous nature and lack of identifiable images (aside
from the overflying airplane) or clear shot of the alleged UFO,
it is the opinion of this researcher that the video is not
outstanding evidence. It does, however, express the enthusiasm of
the witnesses, who seem to have been greatly impressed with an
object surrounded by many airplanes.

The witnesses were interviewed and the videotape acquired around
10:30 p.m. the same evening.  A phone call to the CLERMONT COUNTY
SHERIFF'S OFFICE (513-732-2231) was made at this time, and the
dispatcher had no knowledge of UFO-related inquiries placed to
the department beforehand.

The incident was reported from an area near the Cincinnati
Milacron plant and Ford Motor Company's production facility.
Numerous other UFO sightings have also been reported from this
locality by separate persons.

Report filed:
OCTOBER 15, 1997

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