UFO SIGHTING REPORT
Original UFOINFO Sighting Form Report:
Location: New Richmond, OH USA
Date: I can not recall exact date, year was 1992-1994.
Approach Direction: Did not see approach, noticed object from a distance.
Departure Direction: West, northwest
Witness Direction: Northwest
Description: My friend and I were sitting out in the road by my house between 1-3 AM in the summer. We were in high school at the time. I noticed what looked like to me a street light quite a ways off. However, I knew I had never noticed it before. The more we looked at it, the more puzzled we became as to what it was. I went inside and grabbed a pair of binoculars. When I looked at it through the binoculars, it appeared that it was many white lights making up the circle, which from our distance without the binoculars had appeared to be one big light. As I say, the object was some ways off, but we observed it and it was motionless for at least 15 minutes. Then when we least expected, it took off straight up, then slightly left and went very high into the sky so that it then appeared like a satellite does. Then it travelled rapidly off to the West and rather quickly disappeared into the sky.
Color/Shape: White, circular shape.
Height & Speed: Departure speed was tremendous. I could not even guess. Height would be difficult to guess as well, as eventually it disappeared into what I would say was outer space, as it did not disappear into the horizon.
TV/Radio/Press: No report made until now.
Follow-up report from Brian Vike:
New Richmond, OH is a small town near the Ohio River,
East of Cincinnati by about 20 miles, and the sighting
occurred in the countryside. It was a clear night,
summertime. I don't recall the moon being full. It
is very difficult for me to judge the size and speeds
of the object, as I just couldn't judge the distance
at the time to get proportions. Maybe it was a mile
or two away? Because, like I say, at first I thought
it might be a street light about a half mile down the
street that I hadn't noticed before. But I realized
it would be impossible to see that street light from
my house, as the road goes down a hill and turns to
the left. I would say it was larger than any airplane
I've ever observed in the sky. The light (many
lights, as it turned out. Maybe 50-100 in all) was
circular, and I did not see any other outline or shape
of whatever I saw. Just the light (lights). My
brother in law has since said that he thought it was a
triangle shape, but that is not what I recall at all.
I guess Wright Patterson AFB is about 60 miles from
there. Also, Greater Cincinnati airport is about 25
miles away. The thing is, my friend and I (and I am
still in touch with him, he is my brother-in-law
now) just could not believe when the object shot up in
to the sky, then travelled rapidly to the
west/northwest. We did not hear a sound, but my God
it was so fast it could not have been anything known
of, or anything I have ever seen. The distance it
travelled was unreal. It literally disappeared into
space. Once it started moving to the west/northwest
it quickly took on the appearance of a satellite or
other near earth object, like a moving star across the
Any other questions I will be happy to try my best at.
I wish it wasn't so long ago, but as a couple of
teenagers, we knew that no one was likely to believe
us and that even though we both knew what we saw, it
was difficult to describe.
[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike & HBCC UFO Research for the follow-up.]