Milford, Ohio; February 11, 1967, Glowing Object Hovers
UFO Depiction
A Pennsylvania Railroad employee and his companion fled in fear from a glowing object hovering a few feet above a creek bed near Milford, Ohio, in the early morning of February 11, 1967.

The sighting was investigated by Leonard H. Stringfield, NICAP Adviser in Cincinnati.

Michael McKee and Sharon Hildebrand were driving toward Milford when they noticed through the woods a white glowing light. Taking a railroad light from the car, they approached to investigate.

They discovered an oval object with a tube-like appendage underneath (giving a "mushroom-shape" appearance), hovering a few feet above a creek bed which dropped several- feet into a ravine.

They approached to within 100 feet of the object, which appeared to be about 30 feet in diameter.

When Mr. McKee shone his lantern on the object, it gave a metallic-appearing "mirror reflection". Miss Hildebrand said she noticed a row of lights on the object, which disappeared when the lantern was turned off.

Confronted with the strange glowing object, the pair became frightened and fled the scene.

Stopping at the nearest phone, at a restaurant, they called Mr. Stringfield who advised them to contact the police.

Officer Charles O'Brien returned to the site with the witnesses at 3:30 a.m. He discovered "splintered tree limbs and twigs" near where the UFO had hovered.

Next day, Mr. Stringfield had an engineer friend inspect the site, and he reported that small trees and branches had been "pressed down by a heavy-weight."

Further investigation revealed that on the previous evening and into the morning of the 11th, several residents in Madeira, Kenwood, Wyoming, and Blue Ash, had seen unusual aerial activity.

Near Kenwood about 11:45 p.m. a woman reported seeing a glowing object about 20 feet in diameter flying at a very low altitude.

A round, glowing red object at low altitude was reported in the same area by a couple at 12:15 a.m. About 1:00 a.m., residents of Blue Ash and Wyoming saw an oval red or orange object at low altitude.

In checking with the police, Mr. Stringfield discovered that Lockland Patrolman Frank Guber, sitting in his cruiser at 2:00 a.m., had watched a brilliant red light cross the sky, hover, then move off on a new course.

The reports agreed that the UFO was moving in a generally northeast direction.


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