The incident in Norwood (Ohio), which occurred in 1949, is considered among ufologists as a case of mass UFO surveillance. But it is not only the number of people who are surprised, but also the versatility of the public, because the police, representatives of the clergy, military and officials reported bright lights.
The story begins August 19, 1949 in Norwood (Ohio) and ends March 10, 1950, when strange lights stopped seeing in the sky. During the 7-month observation period, we managed to get 10 visual evidence in the form of photos and videos from civilians, as well as a video made by a priest and a police officer.
Incident with a searchlight in Norwood in 1949.
The first lights in the night sky appeared during the Carnival of Jitney, when hundreds of people throughout the city observed a strange glow and “comets”. One of the local newspapers immediately tried to reassure everyone and explain that, perhaps, it was all a matter of searchlights installed in two local churches. It turns out that people just watched the bright beams of searchlights reflected from the clouds.
However, residents continued to observe the sky and saw the lights flashed in the sky from night to 6:30 am the next day. Many doubted that the spotlights would work so long. In addition, one of the officials in the weather bureau said that he had seen two objects resembling luminous spheres that hung in the sky in one place, although a strong wind was blowing. On the same evening, the object was monitored by Rev. Gregory Miller and Sergeant Donald Berger. They used a camera to record a holiday, but they noticed a disk-shaped object in the sky at 20:15. The priest and the policeman will later say that they agree with the version of the searchlight. But they will assure that the light did not reflect from the clouds, but was directed at a metal object that hung in the sky.
They managed not only to take a few photos, but also to record the object on videotape on October 23 (yes, this couple has been hunting for a UFO for a long time). They fixed a large bright object resembling a disk, from which 5 bodies in the form of a triangle independently flew.
Later, there were witnesses who also saw strange objects. It was possible to distinguish two groups of five small bodies, as well as a bright parent object, which in terms of luminescence exceeded the power of the searchlight.
Objects flashed in the sky until March 10, 1950, and then suddenly disappeared. Newspapers were torn from letters and calls from local residents. Sent requests to the military to understand what is happening. But many ufologists are surprised that no one took up the investigation, although there were thousands of witnesses who repeated the same description of what they saw.
The official version - there were two searchlights that somehow formed a vision resembling flying saucers, and everything else was a mass fantasy based on rumors and fear. But objects were seen in the daytime, when spotlights were not turned on. In addition, there were photos and videos taken by a priest, a policeman and several local residents.
Then they launched a theory with meteorological balls, although the observed objects seemed stationary, while the meteorologists themselves claimed that there were no launches. Ufologists are still trying to solve this riddle, but there is little information. The newspapers of that time printed only dry reports and tried to close the topic quickly, as if they were being pressured. The events in Norwood for 1949 are still covered in the seal of secrecy.