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7 Sightings In 6 Decades That “Didn’t” Happen Part 2 - Portage County Police Chase UFO

7 Sightings In 6 Decades That “Didn’t” Happen Part 2 - Portage County Police Chase

In the interest of realism we must always keep in mind that a large number of UFO sightings turn out to be misidentifications of unknown terrestrial aircraft and strange atmospheric conditions that most people would be unfamiliar with. However, when it comes to the boys and girls in blue, they rarely make such mistakes.

Police are highly trained observers, as well as skilled professional witnesses. Police deal with absolutes on the street and because of this they will avoid reporting anything strange or unusual. But since police officers are on the frontlines they can’t always avoid extraordinary circumstances. And such are the circumstances that occurred in the early morning hours of April 17, 1966 in Portage County, Ohio when several police officers found themselves chasing an aircraft of unknown origin.

On April 17, two Portage County, Ohio Sheriff’s deputies, Dale Spaur and Wilbur Neff, called into their dispatch reporting they were pursuit of a large silver disc shaped object with numerous lights on its midsection. Upon hearing the radio chatter, several other police officers joined in the chase having witnessed a similar object.

For 30 minutes several police, County and municipal chased the same craft through several towns sometimes at high rates of speed. And then they all watched as the craft shot into the sky at an unthinkable speed fading from their view in seconds. All these respected members of the law enforcement community had a brush with the unknown. A brush they would not soon forget.

When news of the sighting and chase reached the ears of the United States Air Force, the infamous Project: Bluebook issued a mind boggling statement. According to the UFO investigative arm of the US military, the police officers, despite their training in observation, they weren’t chasing a UFO at all. Rather they were chasing a communications satellite and the planet Venus. These police officers made a rookie error, at least that’s what the cover-up would have us believe.

North Hudson Park Sighting

It is very rare that a UFO sighting is reported within the borders of a major metropolitan area. But on January 12, 1975, one of these rare occurrences took place in the biggest city in the United States. A city so nice they named it twice, New York, New York.

George O’Barski, a local business owner was driving past Manhattan’s Hudson Park, when he saw something that he would never forget. O’Barski reported that in the early morning he watched as an egg shaped craft descended from the sky landing in the park. At first he thought he was seeing some kind of military commander craft. Or maybe his tired eyes were playing a trick on him. Until he saw what came out of the incredible egg.

When he stopped to watch the craft a ramp shot out from the side of the craft and several small humanoid creatures exited the craft carrying strange looking equipment. According to O’Barski, the small humanoids appeared to be taking soil and foliage samples. When they finished their work they returned to the craft, which shot straight into the sky without making a sound.

Days later, O’Barski reported his sighting and world famous UFO investigator, Bud Hopkins, arrived to investigate the sighting. After speaking with George O’Barski, Hopkins suspected this was nothing more than a wild goose chase. Before he wrapped his investigation, Hopkins discovered that others had witnessed odd things in Hudson Park.

The doorman of the upscale, Stonehenge Apartments, claimed that he and others witnessed a bright red light in the trees of the park over a two week period leading up to O’Barski’s experience. Hopkins had found what O’Barski desperately needed, corroborating witnesses. What the seasoned investigator first thought was a hoax is now considered to be one of the best UFO sightings on record.

The Hudson Park Sighting went down in history as a CE 2 event, as the witness came into close proximity of a landed spacecraft and its alien occupants.

Rick Hale

Rick Hale

Rick Hale has spent his life in the pursuit of the unknown after witnessing an apparition at his grandparents’ house on the north side of Chicago.

Over the past 20-plus years, Rick has been on dozens of investigations with large paranormal groups to being completely independent. Rick began writing for Paranormal Underground magazine in May 2009, and a year later he became co-host of Paranormal Underground Radio.