The following was written and cataloged by the late UFO Research Kenny Young. It is archived here for reference:
By E-mail advisement, a 34-year old resident of Lancaster, Ohio has reported a UFO sighting by 3-witnesses.The claimant, a 36-year old friend and his 17-year old son observed the object before a thunderstorm hit the area around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday,August 28, 2004, they observed an unusual object in the skies directly over the city of Lancaster, Ohio.
“This may sound nuts,” the witness wrote,”but right before the storm hit at around 7:30 P.M, I saw something right over the city of Lancaster, no lights at all.
“It looked like a “V” but it did not move up or down, but it did drift from North-East to South-East, AGAINST the wind, before coming to a stop, seeming to stay in place. It was a VERY dark shape.
“At first I thought it was a parachute,but who in their right mind would jump with a thunder storm in their face? This object made NO sound at all, and I watched it for about 7 to 8 minutes.”
The 34-year old individual reporting the sighting is married with a 14-year old son and worked as an electrical contractor for 10-years included his full name (which is not divulged in this report, contact info on-file – KY), and also added that the object:”looked at times like it would invert, looking like a rectangle during the rotation, and then look like an upside down “V”.
Through 3 question and answer E-mail sessions with the witness, he said that he was standing on West 5th Avenue and looking east, directly over Lancaster when watching the unusual object.He lost sight of it when the clouds ‘overtook it’ and openly inquired if this object were a balloon, how it did not move with the wind? Theclaimant also felt that if this object were somehow tethered, it must havebeen situated at Anchor Hocking Glass Factory on about a 1,000 feet ofrope.
The witness was so impressed by the sighting that around 9:30 or 10:00 p.m. of Saturday, August 28, he contacted two law enforcement agencies; The Lancaster City Police and The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office. Neither agency could supply additional information and had received no reports. The witness also took the step of contacting the Fairfield County Airport in Lancaster, Ohio by E-mail, inquiring if they might have information for him about tethered balloons over this location.He has not yet received a reply from the airport.
“I was thinking about the best way to describe this, when it hit me,” he said. “If you have a flip open cell phone, open it up until it forms a ‘V’ when looking at it from the side. Now rotate it , so that the face of it is facing you, and imagine you cant see the depth of the ‘V’, just the outline. There is the rectangle. Now rotate it all the way down until it looks likean upside down ‘V.’
Separately, a series of UFO sighting reports emerged from Lucasville, Ohio (Scioto County) on August 17 and 24th involving the sighting of an unusual triangular shaped object seen in the vicinity of The Ohio Correctional Institute. Thus far there are no additional reports to supplement the Lancaster sighting.
August 30, 2004