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Re: UFO VIDEOTAPE, October 14: Clermont County,

From: Kenny Young <task@fuse.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 23:15:09 -0700
Fwd Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 08:28:28 -0400
Subject: Re: UFO VIDEOTAPE, October 14: Clermont County,

Roger Scott, Mark Cashman, Lawrie Williams,:

To answer some questions regarding the video recording, allow me to
add the following:

The October 14 happening in Clermont County received no local news
media publicity.  Seldom do UFO-related happenings in Cincinnati
receive reportage (deserving or not).  Even further, if local news
media had expressed an interest in the recording, they wouldn't have
much to select from the video aside from quick 1 to 5 second clips
randomly showing 'a light' which is shakily out of focus.  As stated,
it is my opinion that this recording is not outstanding evidence.

Cincinnati Int'l Airport is in Boone County (in Erlanger, Kentucky -
27 miles southwest of this area), and flights to and from there can
be seen from  Clermont County, but not by a dramatic stretch.  What
has caused problems in past Clermont County cases is the WILMINGTON
AIRPORT, located 31.5 miles north of the East Fork Lake area.
Airborne and Federal Express flights to this airport after midnight
are frequently seen over the area, shining their big, odd-looking
lights around.  Please see more information on this in the report on
the 1994 CLERMONT COUNTY RECORDING located at the following address:


A military refueling operation has not been considered, as the region
in question is not within a MOA (Military Operating Area).  The nearest
MOA (Buckeye MOA) is around 30-miles east of Batavia, and also not in
the direction the alleged object and planes were reported.

A case of mistaken identity, i.e. normal airport traffic, is a
plausible explanation.  However, this doesn't account for the
witness description of a huge object which 'hovered' for a period of
time before slowly descending into the lake area.  I would opt more
for a star explanation (If I'm not mistaken, Venus or Saturn was
visible in this portion of the sky...), however this, too, has
descriptive characteristics (hovering and then sudden descent)
which are incompatible with the explanation.

The other aircraft flying overhead and expressing perceived interest
in the object also adds sensation to the story.  The witnesses told
me with confidence that the airplanes were 'hovering.'  This is, of
course, somewhat conspiratorial.  I do know that one of the three
witnesses has been exposed to certain UFO literature, from TV and
possibly books, so there may be that pre-disposition to have awareness
of and express certain details which may appear odd and complicate the
story.  I do not think the other two witnesses would also share this
'witness contamination' with present-day UFO mythology that would
motivate them to confabulate the account of 'hovering airplanes.'

I have not made any inquiries with local military airbases (Springfield
Ohio ANG, Wright Patterson AFB) regarding refueling or other exersizes
in this area.  If anyone is so inclined, please be so kind as to
coordinate me in advance so I could be informed, as I am also curious.

I have received an inquiry asking for copies of the tape.  I haven't
the resources or ability at this moment to furnish copies.  I hope to
be able to soon.  Furthermore, I haven't talked with the owners of the
tape about giving out copies, although I don't think they would mind.

I'll be happy to assist with further questions.

UFO Research

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