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Ohio witnesses watch UFO for two hours

Two Ohio witnesses near Athens reported watching a slow moving, disc-shaped object that moved toward ground level and hovered for more than two hours, according to testimony in Case 65868 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The reporting witness and a neighbor friend were sitting outside talking when the object was first noticed about 9:30 p.m. on May 25, 2015.

“We saw in the sky a slow moving object which my friend said it looks like a UFO, so I got my video camera on my phone out and started taking videos.”

The witness first noticed a slow moving object over Athens, Ohio. Pictured: Athens, Ohio. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The witness first noticed a slow moving object over Athens, Ohio. Pictured: Athens, Ohio. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The witness described the object’s movement.

“It stopped a couple of times over Route 50 west in Athens, Ohio. It was heading in the direction of Athens. There is a lake out near where we live called Beachwood Lake on Beachwood Estates Drive. It was in that direction and near Stagecoach Road. It also hovered and descended.”

The two witnesses then relocated to the highway where they took six minutes of video while the object was stationary.

The witness said the UFO stopped a couple of times over Route 50 west in Athens. Pictured: A portion of Route 50 overlapping with Route 33 in Athens. (Credit: Google)

The witness said the UFO stopped a couple of times over Route 50 west in Athens. Pictured: A portion of Route 50 overlapping with Route 33 in Athens. (Credit: Google)

“The object was seen for two hours and I have six minutes of video of the said object. It occurred from 9:30 to 11:45-51 p.m. It stood stationary, hovered, and descended and ascended a couple times. Its descents took it to under the treetop level.”

There were also unusual sounds coming from a nearby wooded area.

“Also my friend heard rustling in the woods after the UFO was first seen by us. It was flying towards Athens. There is in the ridges a nursing home and a cell phone tower in the area, but the light was nowhere near the cell phone tower and was not emanating from the cell phone tower. There was a drone in the area, but no planes or other crafts, just the UFO and the drone.”

The object was seen for about two hours. Pictured: A portion of Route 50 overlapping with Route 33 in Athens. (Credit: Google)

The object was seen for about two hours. Pictured: A portion of Route 50 overlapping with Route 33 in Athens. (Credit: Google)

No video or photos were released with the MUFON report, which was filed on May 27, 2015. The case is under investigation currently by Ohio MUFON.

Athens is a city in and the county seat of Athens County, Ohio, population 23,832. Please remember that most UFO sighting 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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Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America’s “Monsters & Mysteries in America.” Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

10 comments

  1. avatar

    I live about 25 miles NE of Athens and even though I was skeptical of the whole ufo thing, I have had two encounters over the last 10 months. Both times, I was with others who witnessed them, as well…thankfully. One was a ball of yellow, gold fire and the second was intercepted by a huge helicopter. Here’s the thing though. When the helicopter intercepted it, the craft activated the propulsion system and it was on the back of the craft. Three rows of white lights lit up when it started to move. It was crazy and I will never forget it.

  2. avatar

    2 hours but not a single video

  3. avatar

    I would LOVE to see the video!? Why hasnt that been shared? Is there a place I can go to see it? Thanks

  4. avatar

    My dad went to OU bank in late 60s early 70s and seen a similar enemy Happen in which a flying object decended then ascended and made 90 degree turns and even shaper turns at high rates of speed . The military had no such planes or helicopter that could do that yet

  5. avatar

    we saw it too around 9.30 10.00 in harrisonville outside athens ohio until it behind the trees hard to believe

  6. avatar

    I grew up in a neighborhood above Richland Avenue, close to Longview and I’ve seen some interesting things in the sky. My Mother, Father and I were all sitting outback on a full moon and we all saw two large objects moving extremely fast and glowing brighter than the full moon. They moved extremely fast and did not leave a trail or tail like a comet or jet would. Also they did not make any noise. The first object finally came to a complete stop and the instantly disappeared. About 15 second later the second object stopped in the exact same spot, hovered for multiple seconds, and disappeared as the first did. I’ve seen these same objects on multiple occasions, each time they move very unnaturally. They swerve, accelerate, decelerate, hover, fly in reverse etc. very interesting stuff

  7. avatar

    I have the vedio my 10 ur old son took it was very cool

  8. avatar
    david e hartinger

    hi everyone.i am the one who took the video and i released the video to the roundtown ufo society in chillicothe ohio and its executive director is a cousin of mine.i sent it to roundtown on their facebook page.i hope this answers your questions.

  9. avatar
    Taunia Derenberger -Bowman

    I am Woodrow Derenberger’s (Visitors from Lanulos/Indrid Cold) daughter. I know the truth.

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