Location of Sighting: North Canton, Ohio
Date of Sighting: Winter, 2007
Time of Sighting: 10 to 11 PM EST
Description: I live in NE Ohio, and I have been an experiencer since childhood. I was recently Googling for UFO sightings in Ohio from the 2006 – 2007 time period to see if one linked to a strange thing I saw that winter that I’ve never been able to explain.
I actually found one that happened literally two miles away, possibly on the same night, on your old website here: http://www.ufosnw.com/sighting_reports/2007/northcantonoh12252007/northcantonoh12252007.htm. (This is a link to a report of a strange boomerang shaped craft in North Canton, OH on Dec 25, 2007. The witness took a photo and also experienced “time distortion.”)
Honestly, it floored me — the event I witness happened literally two miles away a few hours later. I can’t say whether it was the same day, but I believe it was the same winter.
The event: I got home a bit late that night (approximately 10 or 11 PM) and let the dog out. The dog promptly ran away. My sister and I got in the car to go find him. The place we lived at the time (shown on the map above, on Danbury Rd) was a quiet suburb neighborhood mostly populated by older wealthy retirees. We rarely saw anyone outside during the daytime, let alone at night. Since it was so late, most of the houses were dark as everyone was in bed.
We didn’t find the dog on our street, so we drove up a block to Chelmsford St., which is part of the same allotment. As we pull up the street, we see the strangest thing we’ve ever experienced: The neighbors from several houses on that street were all outside in their pajamas and bath robes, a dazed zombie-like look on their face, wandering around aimlessly as if in a trance. They were in their yards and in the street. All of their faces looked blank, they walked slow and kind of awkwardly. I stopped the car in the middle of the road and we watched, totally confused and creeped out about what was happening. I watched one woman in a long bath robe slowly walking across her lawn directly into the tall shrubs as if she didn’t even notice them.
The light from the car’s headlights seemed to attract their attention to some degree, and some of them turned toward the car and started very slowly walking toward it. One man was in the lawn of the nearest house turned toward the car — he was wearing only boxers and an open pajama shirt and started awkwardly walking toward us. He got almost close enough to touch the car before I panicked and drove away. I’ll never forget the look on his face. It was so strange, like he was in a trance, not fully awake, somewhat in pain, lumbering like a zombie barefoot into the road.
My sister and I have regularly wondered about that night and WTF was happening that caused this bizarre scene and today it occurred to me, maybe it was a mass abduction event? Like, maybe they were all abducted at once, then dropped back off around their homes outside and left to eventually come-to and get themselves back inside?
Nothing ever happened like that again there that I know of and none of those neighbors seemed to remember the event, or if they did, they certainly never spoke a word about it.
I myself was experiencing abduction events during that same time period in the same neighborhood, and now I wonder if something was going on on a wider scale.
I know this is a long shot, but if you still have the contact information for the person who submitted the report, could you pass my email on to them and ask if they’d be willing to message with me about it? I’m just wondering whether they’ve ever seen anything similar in the same region, or if they ever saw another event there around the same time.
Thanks for reading, and thanks for cataloging the reports, I’d have never known about the sighting if it wasn’t for your website.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.