UFO Sighting Report - USA
1959/1960 : Geauga County, Ohio
North East Ohio In Geauga County Another Report Of A Huge Column Of Light
Date: 1959 or 1960
Message: Hi Mr. Vike, I received the Filer files from the ufomig group. After clicking Filers #4 I scrolled down and came to the article I believe you supplied. It was the Large cylinder of light seen in Maryland. I had an experience in 1959 or 60. I lived in a suburb of Cleveland Ohio and was on a double date going to a rock and roll party at an amusement park called Geauga Lake Park. This is located in North East Ohio in Geauga County. The place was packed and they waved us by. We went to the end of the road and came back going in a North West direction. When we reach about a quarter of a mile from the entrance, a bright column of light appeared on the South side of the road in an open area of scrub brush and grass.
There was a narrow creek running through the center of the circle of light. The diameter was about 100 to 150ft and the height about 400 to 500 ft. You could see the clouds going by where the light shined on them.There was some static sparks coming off the sides of the column. The night was pitch black and there were no street lights. The edge of the light was 100 to 150ft away from me.The two girls that were in the car went crazy with fear, thinking the world was coming to an end. My date wouldn't let me walk over to get under the light. After 20 or so minutes, the light just blinked off. The Cleveland Press, (local paper) said"hundreds of people seen the Aurora Borealis last night at Geauge Lake Park". I was there and it certainly was no Aurora sitting a hundred feet from me. I did report this to mufon, but only 48 or 49 years late. Is this the first time any one has seen something like this? I've been looking for more sightings as this one but no one seems to know anything about them. Thanks for your time. (name removed) Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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