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Ravenna Revisited - The Portage County Police UFO Chase.

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posted on Mar, 23 2018 @ 10:40 PM
Karl, thanks for the excellent research, thread, and follow-up to keep what I think are the most important sightings, visible. There has been a thread regarding a white umbrella in a back yard that garnered a ridiculous 90+ pages. And quality, important threads like this one, are the ones that should have over 100 pages of discussion.

Skeptics stay out of threads like these - you won't find a witty resolution to a sighting like this by certain people on this board, who seem to revel in tearing apart sightings. They avoid threads like this like the plague, and let them drift into obscurity.

The thought it could be Venus is laughable, and that they would even discuss that as a possible solution is an insult to the intelligence of those involved. Sort of along the same lines of Tehran '76, where people (including Oberg) suggested it was Jupiter.. and that radar locks, witnesses (civilian and military), failing electronics on two jets, etc.. were all the result of planets, meteor showers and poor electronics on jet fighters. The lengths skeptics go to discredit sightings boggles the mind. I don't mind discrediting sightings that actually can be explained with mundane solutions, but it is frustrating when skeptics go to ridiculous lengths to concoct a solution to these sorts of sightings, just for the sake of doing so.

posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 08:24 AM
a reply to: fleabit

Appreciate (and totally agree with) your comments mate - there's also an extremely strange object involved in the case below which has a few parallels with the Portage case (7 deputies from 2 counties chasing UFOs ) - apparently EM effects were reported on the police radio and 'the light given off by the objects was so intense you could read a newspaper by it' - I don't think that was the planet Venus either.



posted on Sep, 18 2018 @ 04:39 AM
Commentary of the case with timeline of events:

posted on Sep, 18 2018 @ 06:12 AM
I need to book mark this page with a bunch of unrelated non sequitur thoughts that need correlating later.
Why did this story start in Ravenna?
Why did edgar Alan Poe write The Raven in 1850?
Why did the chase cross the Berlin reservoir?
Why did the chase not end in Munich?
Why did the Dow Jones stock index close down 92.55 yesterday?

posted on Mar, 14 2019 @ 11:38 AM
a reply to: Cauliflower

No idea mate.

There's some very good relevant audio found in the thread below though.

Section L : Disc 8 : Cops & Saucers

20: Portage County (Ravenna), OH. 04.17.1966. Deputy Sheriff Dale Spaur and Mandalay Village Police Chief, Gerald Booker, give their narratives of the UFO chase incident on WKSU radio. 15:15

21: Portage County (Ravenna), OH. 04.17.1966. Deputy Sheriff Dale Spaur is interviewed by
Marc Candusso from the Flying Saucer Investigations Committee of Akron, OH on April 19,
1966. 65:00

22: Portage County (Ravenna), OH. 04.17.1966. Major Hector Quintanilla, Jr., USAF Project Blue Book, takes Officer Dale Spaur, Officer Barney Neff and others statement at the Ravenna, OH police station on May 11, 1966. Quintanilla tells them they saw either a satellite or the planet Venus. 55:00

23: Portage County (Ravenna), OH. 04.17.1966. NICAP's William Weitzel asked Dale Spaur, etc., following their meeting with Major Hector Quintanill, Jr. for their reaction as to Quintanilla's explanation of their case. 14:30

Huge audio archive of UFO history - now online. Many rare recordings, collated by ufologist Wendy Conners


posted on Aug, 27 2019 @ 01:06 AM
Recent Beaver County Times coverage with Brian Seech.

Rare WKSU Radio interview with Spaur and Booker (anyone in a position to download this one?)

Portage County (Ravenna), Ohio, April 17, 1966. Deputy Sheriff Dale Spaur and Mandalay Village Police Chief, Gerald Booker, give their narratives of the UFO chase incident on WKSU radio

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