August 24, 2005
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
couple traveled from Eagle Rock, Missouri to small resort
near Marion, Ohio. Witness saw the "stealth-like"
craft in the drawing above crossing highway 61 very slowly
and very low. She heard no sound and passed right under
the object. Over a month after the two encounters the
witness continued to experience physical symptoms that
surfaced since her encounters in August of 2005.
Drawing of Object by Witness. Seen Flying over Highway
61 Near Marion, Ohio
UFOs Northwest (ufosnw.com)
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of Incident 1: August 24, 2005
Description of Incident: Sighting of Fire and Multiple
Lights (Strong Odor Detected)
Time of Sighting: Around 2 AM CDT
Location of Sighting: A Few Miles West of Indianapolis,
Latitude: 39.75 Degrees North
Longitude: 86.2 Degrees West
of Incident 2: August 25, 2005
Description of Incident: Sighting of "Stealth-Like"
Object (See Drawing Above). Strong Odor Detected
Time of Sighting: Shortly After Midnight
Location of Sighting: About 5 Miles North of Mount Gilead,
Ohio (See Map Above)
Latitude: 40.533 Degrees North
Longitude: 82.817 Degrees West
case involves a two-day journey that neither witness will
forget. A couple traveled from Eagle Rock, Missouri to
small resort near Marion, Ohio. (Only the wife has been
interviewed.) A few miles west of Indianapolis, Indiana,
the wife was driving their Ford pickup truck eastbound
on I-70 (see above map of sighting one.) She noticed what
looked to be fire, smoke, and flashing lights behind trees
to her left (North). She immediately smelled a strong
putrid odor that made her sick. The odor was similar to
sulfuric acid and burnt tar. (The witness was familiar
with chemical odors because she used to work for Dow Chemical.)
She then noticed lights rise from the fiery area and noticed
them for about 90 miles until she stopped for gas at Richmond,
Indiana. The couple then pulled off the road and slept
until sunrise, and then completed their journey to the
resort near Marion, Ohio. Later that day, they drove from
the resort to Marion, Ohio to visit another relative.
On their return right after midnight on August 25, she
saw the "stealth-like" craft in the drawing
above crossing highway 61 very slowly and very low. She
heard no sound and passed right under the object. The
same putrid smell experienced the night before was very
evident. Upon her return to Marion, she noticed the severe
damage to the new shoes which had never been worn before
her trip. A few days later, the couple returned to Eagle
Rock, Missouri and the wife was still experiencing sickness.
(Coughing, laryngitis, white stool, and burning lungs.)
She also stated that her hair looked "burnt."
should be noted that the lady informed the Morrow County,
Ohio Sheriff Department of the incident. The sheriff took
no action and told her to report the incident to the FBI.
The witness reported the incident to the FBI's Indianapolis,
IN office. The FBI said that no fire occurred to the west
of Indianapolis where the witness saw the bright display
and later lights flying from this display. The FBI chastised
her and told her that she should have reported the incident
earlier. (She didn't report the incident until her return
to Missouri on August 30, 2005.) She then called Homeland
Security and they told her that they were too busy with
the Hurricane situation on the Gulf Coast and therefore
they took no action. She then reported the incident to
a month after the two encounters, the witness continued
to experience physical symptoms that surfaced since her
encounters in August of 2005. She has experienced a significant
rise in blood pressure, noticed that "black flakes"
would fall out of her hair when brushing (mostly occurred
a few days after incident) and had a red sore on her ankle
which has since healed. The witness purchased another
pair of shoes from Walmart, similar but not the same as
the boots worn in the encounters. The shoes were purchased
at my request. I now have the shoes and will use them
in future analyses in comparison of damaged material on
the shoes she wore on the nights of the incidents versus
material on the new shoes. (Both pairs of shoes are constructed
of the same type of "synthetic suede"
material.) The material is actually a rayon suede. The
witness also added that she felt a "mist-like"
material during the encounters.
witness reports that more than a month after the two incidents,
she had noted a significant rise in blood pressure. Subsequent
to this, the witness visited a doctor and told of her
witness visited a physician on October 11, 2005. She told
the physician of her close encounters with a UFO. The
physician was familiar with possible physical ailments
as the result of close encounters with UFOs. The physician
has diagnosed "chemical pneumonia" and
kidney infection. More tests are being run. The witness
will be keeping me updated on her prognosis.
witness has reported that she is feeling much better nearly
two months after her encounter. Her physician also confirmed
her improving physical condition.
recently spoke to the witness and she has developed a
neural disorder similar to multiple sclerosis. The same
physician is treating her for this ailment and indicated
that the ailment could have been the result of exposure
to toxic chemicals. It is not known if the woman's encounters
last August caused her recent illness.
Analysis of Boots:
Phyllis Budinger a well respected organic chemist with
years of experience completed her analysis of the boots
damaged during the encounters. Ms Budinger did not find
any unusual residue on the boots. However, she did say
that the polymer surface on the boots is soluble in phenols
and creosol. (Creosol contains phenol compounds.) The
witness said that she smelled a substance similar in odor
to creosol. The complete analysis report can be downloaded
here (ADOBE PDF 441 KB).
is the first case that I have ever received where a witness
became sickened by a close encounter with a UFO. (Actually
the witness had two encounters.) Her husband experienced
similar problems that the wife did. (He had similar problems
with the gastrointestinal track.) He is a disabled veteran
and did not want to go to the VA hospital. According to
his wife that is why he didn't talk about the problem
until well after the fact. The damage to the shoes is
another interesting aspect. I have tested the shoes for
radioactivity and magnetism and not found any abnormal
measurements. (Phyllis Budinger also performed radioactivity
tests and did not find significant counts above background.)
have also confirmed the credentials of the physician who
has treated the witness. He previously worked under a
NASA grant in exobiology. He tested growth of microbes
in a "Martian environment."