SUBJECT: UFO sighting reported to WPAFB
LOCATION: FAIRFIELD, OHIO (Butler County)
DATE: SATURDAY, MARCH 27 - 8:50 p.m.
On Saturday evening, March 27 at 8:50p.m., a man in Fairfield, Ohio (Butler County) spotted an unidentifiedflying object while sitting outdoors in his backyard.
From his vantage point near Mack Roadand Crestview in Fairfield, and looking west to southwest toward Colerain,Mr. Chris Medecke (name used with permission) observed an unusual objectthe size of a dime at arms length. The strange object, looking like onesolid round pulsating and flashing light, was first noticed low, as ifin a treeline which the witness first said looked like it was 'coming athim' for a duration and then it moved off traveling north, but again changeddirection and then started moving straight up and then straight down. Sometimesjerky and abrupt, these 'up and down' maneuvers continued for about 15to 20 minutes.
Medecke said that the light on the objectwas white with a tint of red, giving it an almost orange look. He stressedthat only one light could be seen, no additional flashing or warning lightswere apparent.
The witness, whose vantage point ismore or less on a hill, observed the situation for over 15 minutes andsaid repeatedly that he could not identify the object. He called for his wife (36-years old) and two sons (13 and 12-years old) to witness the situationas well.
The object remained low and crestedthe treeline, but not obscured by trees the entire duration of the sighting.Medecke estimated the object was within one mile of his vantage point andstressed that he heard no airplane sound. The object moved slow and stayedlow.
He said the motion of the object waslike nothing he had ever seen before. It would shift upward drasticallyand then jolt back down. He characterized this motion as that of a 'fishingbobber' on the water.
Menecke said the the sighting couldhave happened in the vicinity of Route 4 through Fairfield, a well traveledand populated quarter.
He said the object then departed tothe north and was gradually out of sight.
At that point, Medecke picked up histelephone and called directory assistance (411) asking to be put in touchwith Wright Patterson Air Force Base. The call was connected and he spokewith the base operator, a female receptionist, who advised him that therewas nobody
present at the airbase to take hiscall about a UFO sighting. She then referred him to the Cincinnati UFOHotline (513-588-4548).
Medecke called the hotline and lefta message, and around 9:50 p.m. Medecke says that a second UFO was sighted.This object, according to Medecke, also was first seen to originate fromthe same general direction (over Colerain). This object, he said, was identicalin appearance and conduct.
"This second UFO - or whatever it was- had the same type of performance and maneuvers, moving at slow speed,"he said.
Mr. Chris Medecke said the second objectwas visible for about 10 minutes and departed with some noticeable elevationor climb toward the south.
I talked to Mr. Medecke after gettinghis recorded sighting report from the hotline after 10:00 p.m. Medecke,36-years old, is currently employed as a truck driver and has 12-yearsexperience as an aerospace machinist. He says he is familiar with jet fightersand easily recognizes jets on approach patterns to the Greater CincinnatiAirport. Further, he is aware of the Hamilton County Police Helicopterfacility on Hamilton Avenue (off of I-275 past the Forest Fair Mall exit)and he said this was not the police chopper.
"Unmistakable, it was not the policechopper," he said. "I would have heard it. I've never seen anything likethis before."
Mr. Medecke said that he also livesclose to Mercy South Hospital and is familiar with the Air Care Chopperthat frequently lands there.
"The way this thing was going up anddown, no way it could have been anything we're familiar with," he said.
Weather conditions at the time are crystalclear skies with half-moon, temperatures in the upper 50s.
Special note: This is not the first case in which a witness has used the term 'fishing bobber' todescribe the ballistic conduct of a UFO. In the spring of 2001, a Springboro, Ohio witness used that exact term to describe an flaming object seen inthe vicinity of Interstate 75. - KY
March 27, 2004 - 11:15 P.M.
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