MANSFIELD, Ohio— UFO researchers are on the case of a mysterious burning object that fell from the sky and landed in a wooded area south of Mansfield.
"It hit those woods over there," said Don Beverly, who lives about a quarter mile from the suspected point-of-impact.
Don Beverly said he saw the glow from the unidentified flying object -- or in this case an unidentified falling object -- once it hit the ground that late November night.
"You know, you see what you see. Those woods didn't light up at 1:30 in the morning for nothing," Don Beverly said.
His son, Rick Beverly, said he saw the UFO in the sky as it went down and described it as, "a ball of fire with a tail 200-yards long."
Beverly said he looked for the mysterious object in the woods the next day; but the mystery grew even more.
"No limbs broken, no trees bent over, no burnt spots," said Don.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed there were several reports of a mysterious object down in the woods, and they, along with local law enforcement and the National Guard, scoured the area in case it was a plane crash.
But again, they found nothing, an OSHP spokeswoman said.
Now the investigation has been picked up by the Mutual UFO Network of Ohio.
The chief UFO investigator on the case is Thomas Wertmen.
"I think that's fascinating myself -- if somebody has something that actually comes down and lands that close to them, let's go out and let's look for it, and see if we can find it you know. That's a piece of space!" Wertmen said.
Could it be an alien spaceship crashing into earth?
"I think that pretty safe to say but again, you never know," Wertmen said.
Don Beverly thinks he knows what it is.
"I believe it was a meteor," he said.
Now, they just have to find it.
Wertmen hopes to get permission from the land owner to go on the property and look for the UFO this weekend.