Ohio-to-Conway Sighting Passes 40th Anniversary

Forty years ago on May 2nd, police officer Frank Panzanella saw something very strange in the Economy, Pennsylvania skies.

In 1966, a woman reported seeing a UFO in Summit County, Ohio, but as the report went around the radio, officers laughed about it. Later that night, two Portage County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to investigate an abandoned vehicle call and as they checked on the vehicle, something strange hovered in the sky in front of them and they chased after it.

Other patrol cars joined in the chase all the way to Pennsylvania when they called the Air Force base in Conway for assistance. But by then, the mysterious object shot straight up into the sky and vanished. Panzanella gave this description, posted at Ufologie.net

“The object was the shape of half a football, was very bright and about 25 to 35 feet in diameter…. The object continued to go upward until it got as small as a ballpoint pen. Relative to the moon, the object was quite distant and to the left of the moon. We all four watched the object shoot straight up and disappear.”


  1. Alex
    July 5th, 2006 | 9:33 pm


  2. Crystal
    February 8th, 2007 | 11:59 am

    Seems true. I do believe this is credible. good job!

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