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Ohio witness suffers memory loss after UFO encounter

An Ohio witness at Orwell recalled a UFO encounter from 2007 that appeared to trigger a temporary memory loss, according to testimony in Case 79781 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness first saw a black triangle UFO hovering over a bridge near Orwell, OH. Pictured: Orwell, OH. (Credit: Google)

The witness first saw a black triangle UFO hovering over a bridge near Orwell, OH. Pictured: Orwell, OH. (Credit: Google)

At 9 p.m. on October 10, 2007, the witness was on his way to work at a cabinet factory in Orwell, Ohio, a temp service position he had held for nearly three months.

“I was on the highway and was approaching a bridge,” the witness stated. “Ahead of the bridge I saw a big black, triangle craft with white lights in each corner and one red in the center. It was big enough and close enough that it blocked the sky out.”

The witness moved closer to the object.

“As I approached it, it was just sitting there hovering probably only about 100 feet above the trees and took up both sides of the highway. When I looked up as I drove under it, the red light was right above me. I have never seen anything like it.”

The witness quickly lost sight of the object. Pictured: Orwell, OH. (Credit: Google)

The witness quickly lost sight of the object. Pictured: Orwell, OH. (Credit: Google)

The witness momentarily looked away.

“Then I remember looking in my rearview mirror and it moved off to the right very slowly. And when I tried to look back again, it was gone.”

The witness then experienced a memory loss.

“The weirdest part that bothers me to this day is that I could not remember where I was. I knew I was trying to get to work, but all the sudden had no clue where I was and I had driven this route by memory for almost 90 days. I ended up getting off at a wrong exit and got back on the highway trying to figure out how to get back home. I finally saw a sign that said Youngstown, which was kinda by where I lived in Warren, so I got off there and found my way back home and never went back to work there.”

The witness decided not to share his story.

“I was staying with my father at the time and knew I couldn’t tell him that, so I told him that I was let go from the job through the temp service. To this day I have no idea how I could have forgot how to get to work. It was like I felt funny and couldn’t make a clear thought. I’ve come to this website before, but could never bring myself to fill this out, but I think I just want people to know and maybe someone knows what it was. Thank you.”

The witness suffered a memory loss immediately after the sighting. Pictured: Orwell, OH. (Credit: Google)

The witness suffered a memory loss immediately after the sighting. Pictured: Orwell, OH. (Credit: Google)

Orwell is a village in Ashtabula County, Ohio, population 1,660. Ohio MUFON State Director Tom Wertman is investigating. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

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4 comments

  1. avatar

    May be the vision was so impressive, that it produced a shock and confusion ?

  2. avatar

    These “recalled” UFO sightings, especially ones without photographic evidence, are absolutely useless to providing any significant truth to our understanding of this phenomena. Especially worse are sighting reports made by a single witness. For instance, this black triangle UFO supposedly blacked out the sky, yet he says it was 100 feet above the tree line. Plus, he’s driving his car on the highway but describes this as if he were on foot. This person works as a temp in a cabinet making business so his memory loss is most likely due to the cumulative effects of inhaling fumes from the cabinet chemicals.

  3. avatar

    When people are under tremendous stress the chemicals in the body create memory problems.

  4. avatar

    KGK, who has posted above, is a classic UFO Debunker.
    KGK was NOT THERE, but he has all the answers.
    KGK spends all his time calling witnesses liars.
    KGK spends no time analyzing the reported supernatural effects.

    Individual witnesses that have no photo evidence are essential to our understanding.
    We can only collect their testimony and compare it to other sightings.

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