"The Portage County UFO Chase was an unidentified flying object encounter that began in Portage County, Ohio on the morning of April 17, 1966, when police officers Dale Spaur and Wilbur Neff observed a metallic, disc shaped object flying in the skies.
They pursued the object for about half an hour, ending up in Pennsylvania before losing sight of the UFO. Several other police officers became involved in the chase, and several civilians reported witnessing the same object, or a similar object in about the same area, during this time."
Link - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage_County_UFO_Chase
Chief Buchert - Deputy Sheriff Spaur - Deputy Wilson
Police Chief Gerald Buchert of Mantua saw the craft and photographed it. The pictures turned out badly, an odd fuzzy white thing suspended in blackness. Today, Chief Buchert laughs nervously when he speaks of that night.
"I'D RATHER NOT talk about it," he says. "It's something that should be forgotten...left alone. I saw something, but I don't know what it was."
Link - http://www.nicap.org/portage2.htm
Chief Buchert's photo - Digitally enhanced by Paul Hynek
Link - http://www.nicap.org/portagedir.htm
Link - http://ufologie.patrickgross.org/htm/portage66.htm
Link - http://www.cohenufo.org/PortageCounty1966-Spaur-Neff.htm
Link - http://www.ufoevidence.org/cases/case79.htm
Link - Newspaper Article - April 1966
Link - Newspaper Article - October 1966
Cops & Saucers - Audio Recording Archive:
Portage County, (Ravenna), OH. - 04.17.1966
20: Deputy Sheriff Dale Spaur and Mandalay Village Police Chief, Gerald Booker, give their narratives of the UFO chase incident on WKSU radio. (15:15)
Link - https://archive.org/download/CopsSaucersLawEnforcementAndUFOs19571981/20.mp3
21: Deputy Sheriff Dale Spaur is interviewed by Marc Candusso from the Flying Saucer Investigations Committee of Akron, OH on April 19, 1966. (65:00)
Link - https://archive.org/download/CopsSaucersLawEnforcementAndUFOs19571981/21.mp3
22: 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)
Link - https://archive.org/download/CopsSaucersLawEnforcementAndUFOs19571981/22.mp3
23: 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)
Link - https://archive.org/download/CopsSaucersLawEnforcementAndUFOs19571981/23.mp3
UFO Case Review - Portage County UFO Chase, 1966