Go Back Report # 1361



National UFO Reporting Center

Sighting Report


Occurred: 10/13/1998 06:00 (Entered as: 10/13/1998 6:00)
Reported: 9/30/2005 11:22:05 AM 11:22
Location: Painesville Twp, OH
Shape: Oval
Duration:20 minutes

Metallic sphere sitting upon surface of Lake Erie. Silent and shimmering rotating appearance.


While fishing on shore of Lake Erie around first light before sun-up, I noticed an egg or bullet-shaped object upon the surface of the water approximately 300 yards away down the shoreline and sitting or floating stationary about 20 yards from shore in shallow water (3 to 5 feet sand/clay/rocky bottom). It was a metallic-shimmering dome shape which did not move laterally at all but almost appeared to be rotating without any sound or splashing. Very hard to focus on it because of "shimmering surface" and low light conditions. (looking west down shoreline) I stared at it nonstop for about 10 minutes while casting into [the] lake and of course, I hooked a fish. After landing fish I looked up to find it GONE. No sound no nothing. I returned multiple times to same area, time, light conditions, never to see anything like it again. It reminded me of a surfacing submarine at first thought, but water [was] much too shallow. I estimate its size to be approximately 10 feet high with a conical shaped top, about 8 feet in diameter with its bottom unseen or flat.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of sighting is approximate. We will request that the witness attempt to determine the precise date. PD))


Reference for the above text is: National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC), Peter Davenport, Director: http://www.nuforc.org/webreports/046/S46638.html

Retrieved on August 21, 2011.




North America United States, Ohio, Lake

Painesville Township   Latitude 41-43-13 N, Longitude 081-14-39 W (D-M-S)

Lake Erie                   Latitude 42-08-56 N, Longitude 081-14-31 W

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:1765846258792399


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