Years ago, 1995 or 1996, date uncertain, possibly July 4, in the afternoon, about 2:30 p.m., the witnesses, husband & wife, were driving back from fishing at a quarry in Harwinton.
They were going around 30 mph and saw a huge thing over the road.
It cast a shadow on the ground far ahead.
The wife did not think it cast a shadow on a house past the object.
She guessed it was a football field sized object.
It was a lens shaped disK, horizontal, silver/grey with a band of darker or black panels across the approximate vertical center of the upper half.
She estimated 10 to 20 panels on the visible side.
The object flew across the field of view and disappeared past the trees on the horizon.
No problems with the vehicle were noticed.
The witness believed that people having a party outside a white house on that road, to the right, past object must have seen it, but they never got up the nerve to check.
They saw the people looking up and pointing after the object was gone.
Witness seemed sincere, stressed desire for anonymity.
Husband owns business and would not want to be publicly connected with a UFO sighting.
Was relieved to tell the story.
Said her and husband had discussed it with a few people who told them they were crazy or drunk, and finally they stopped talking about it, but it always bothered them.
Witness was familiar with some aspects of UFO lore, including missing time didnít have any.
Parts of first interview with the husband, by investigator #1:
The witnesses were a young couple in their 30s.
The husband was a self employed carpenter, schooled originally as a game warden, there was a hiring freeze on when he graduated, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, so he ended up in construction.
The wife was an emergency room nurse.
They had been fishing at a quarry which took water from a nearby river.
They had left the quarry after fishing for an hour with little luck, and were driving down the road that leads directly from the quarry.
The husband observed what appeared to be a large shadow crossing the road.
He looked up from the shadow and saw a large metallic disk over the trees to the left.
He reported that everything felt like slow motion.
The object seemed to hover, though this may not be reliable because of the subjective time issue.
The object passed slowly and smoothly over the road on a course approximately perpendicular to the road.
The objectís apparent size, closely matched between both witnesses, was about 7" at a distance of 2', prior to measurement, the witness estimated about 1'.
The time taken to pass from initial appearance to disappearance behind the trees to the right was about 10 or 15 seconds.
The object initially appeared to be no more than 100' above the trees.
The witness stated that he believed that the object was the size of a jumbo jet, and was at very close range.
The surface of the object was a non specular slightly metallic grey, battleship grey silvery, roughly similar to a silvery spray paint, and was apparently faceted, reminded the witness of stealth fighter geometry, with all facets of roughly the same size as the glass panes.
There was no sound, and no flame or smoke.
The trees were not affected by its passage.
There was no sound, including any roaring or wind, or the sound it might make passing through the air.
A band of what looked like panes of dark glass, like that on a skyscraper, not mirrored, but dark smoked, crossed the upper portion of the disk roughly halfway between the rim, the widest diameter of the disk, and the top of the dome.
These facets were neither recessed nor protruding.
The witness had grown up in Ohio and had seen blimps all the time.
This object did not resemble a blimp.