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‘Michigan Sightings’

1952: Several groups of UFOs fly over witnesses

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: April 20, 1952  BBU Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Flint, Michigan Urban or Rural: – Entity Type: Entity Description: Hynek Classification: ND Duration: No. of Object(s):  Size of Object(s): There were from two to nine objects in a group and there were about 20 groups. Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): shaped like conventional aircraft Color of Object(s): red glow surrounding Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book Special Report #14 (Battelle Institute Study), 1955 Summary/Description: A naval aviation student, his wife, and several others were at a drive-in movie, during which time they saw several groups of objects fly over. There were from two to nine objects in a group… Read More

1953: The Kinross Air Force Base Incident

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: November 23, 1953 Sighting Time: Day/Night: evening Location: Lake Superior, Michigan Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: RV Duration: thirty minutes No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Source: Loy Lawhon, About.com  Original Source Summary/Description: On the evening of 23 November 1953, an Air Force radar controller became alerted to an “unidentified target” over Lake Superior, and an F-89C Scorpion jet was scrambled from Kinross AFB. Radar controllers watched as the F-89 closed in on the UFO, and then sat stunned in amazement as the two blips merged on the screen, and the UFO left. The F-89 and it’s two man crew, pilot… Read More

1966: Disc-shaped object hovering few feet above road

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: March 31, 1966 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Night Location: Near Vicksburg, Michigan Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE1 Duration: No. of Object(s):  Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): 10 feet Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Single Source: NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon) Summary/Description: Jeno Udvardy, a 1956 Hungarian refugee, was driving home from a late work shift near Vicksburg, Michigan. When he reached the crest of a hill he saw a cluster of lights on the road. They were seen to be on a disc-shaped object hovering a few feet above the road and blocking his passage. Full Report Early on the morning of March 31, Jeno… Read More

1966: The Michigan Sightings / ‘Swamp Gas’ Case

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: March 14, 1966 Sighting Time: 3:50 a.m. Day/Night: Night Location: Dexter-Hillsdale, Michigan Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: RV (Radar / Visual) Observation supplemented with radar. Duration: 2-1/2 hours No. of Object(s):  objects Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: FUFOR (Fund for UFO Research)          Summary/Description: Washtenaw County sheriffs and police in neighboring jurisdictions reported disc-shaped objects moving at fantastic speeds and making sharp turns, diving and climbing, and hovering. At one point, four UFOs in straight-line formation were observed. Selfridge AFB confirmed tracking UFOs over Lake Erie at 4:56 a.m. Their stories were backed up by more than 100 witnesses Full Report Left photo:… Read More

1967: Michigan landed UFO and little people on ground

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: August 14, 1967 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Dexter, Michigan Urban or Rural: – No. of Entity(‘s): Entity Type: Entity Description: very little people Hynek Classification: Duration: No. of Object(s):  Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): big Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): oval Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Source: Summary/Description: A Michigan witness recalls a UFO event at his parent’s home in Dexter when the family observed a landed object in their hay field with “little people” walking around, according to testimony in Case 61909 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database. The witness was 6 years old on August 14, 1967, when he woke from sleep after hearing his parents having a loud conversation. “I went into… Read More

1967: Two Brothers Photograph Object in Michigan

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: January 9, 1967  BB Sighting Time: Day/Night: Day Location: Lake St. Clair, Michigan Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-I (Close Encounter I) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness (i.e. within 500’) Duration: 10 minutes No. of Object(s): 1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: Summary: Two teen-age brothers, Dan and Grant Jaroslaw, made some photos of a domed object with an apparent tower on one side over Lake St. Clair, Michigan. They photographed it from the backyard of their Mt. Clemens home, about a mile from Selfridge Air Force Base. The object was moving slowly at a very low… Read More

1978: Metallic, saucer seen over Michigan farm

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: June 15, 1978 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Night Location: Mancelona, Michigan Urban or Rural: -Rural Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration:  10 minutes No. of Object(s):  Height & Speed: 200 to 300 feet in the air. Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): 250 yards away Shape of Object(s):  Disc Color of Object(s): metallic and all along the rim it exhibited colors changing from red-orange-white-blue. Number of Witnesses:  Multiple Source: NUFORC (National UFO Reportin Center), Peter Davenport, Director Summary/Description:  From the witness: “I looked up and saw the object, hovering, over the field behind our house. I estimate it was no farther than 250 yards away from me, hovering about 200 to 300 feet in… Read More

1981: TWA airline pilot sees round metallic object

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: July 4, 1981 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: South central Lake Michigan Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: five or six second-long encounter No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): large Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): silver metal Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: Richard Haines, 2000 (Credit: CFI / NARCAP)  Original Source Summary/Description: On a clear day in 1981, Captain Schultz was piloting TWA flight 842 from San Francisco to John F. Kennedy Airport over Lake Michigan. In his written report, he described seeing a “large, round, silver metal object” with six jet black “portholes” equally spaced around the… Read More

1988: Coast Guard Encounter with Giant Ellipse

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: March 4, 1988 Sighting Time: 8:35 p.m. Day/Night: Night Location: Lake Erie Urban or Rural: -Urban Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 football shaped and 5 or 6 bright yellow triangular Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): huge Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): football-shaped | triangular Color of Object(s): gunmetal gray, with red and blue lights now flashing in sequence along its lower edge.  Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: Christopher Evans, “Space Case: The Night the Coast Guard Got Buzzed,” Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 12, 1992. Full Report Lake Erie, USA 1988: Events from the Lake Erie, March 4, 1988 in the USA. Sheila and Henry Baker were driving home… Read More

1998: Brighton Michigan Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: 1998 Sighting Time: 8:30 pm Day/Night: Nighttime Location: Brighton, Michigan Urban or Rural: small sub-division, in a rural suburban area. Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: 2 minutes No. of Object(s):  Size of Object(s): 15-20 ft. tall, and anywhere from 35-60 ft. across. Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): large rotating sphere-ish/triangular-ish craft Color of Object(s): The red and purple lights were more subtle, as if they were just to illuminate the ship to be seen, while the white lights were like the lights on a flashlight or a light bulb, except for the fact that it had no exact beam, but more of just a present light. Number of… Read More

2001: Triangle seen near Michigan Interstate

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: May 23, 2001 Sighting Time: 1:30 am Day/Night: Location: Allen Park, Michigan Urban or Rural: – Entity Type: Entity Description: Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: No. of Object(s):  Single Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Triangle Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Single  Source: Darryl Barker (Producer: ‘Edge of Reality‘ documentary on Illinois sightings)  Original Source Summary/Description: “The object was unmistakably triangle-shaped and extended beyond the width of both north and south bound lanes of M-39, at an altitude approximated between 500 and 1,000 feet. Mr. J. told me that his years of experience working around aircraft (including the military), left him with… Read More

2003: Frisbee-Shaped object over Bennet Lake, Michigan

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: November 21 2003 Sighting Time: Between 430 and 500 am Day/Night: early morning Location: Bennett Lake, Michigan Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: 5-7 Minutes No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): 250-300 yards Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: Summary/Description: In the early morning hours of 21 November, 2003, Robert Williams and his mother Christine Williams, observed an extremely bright light hovering over Bennett Lake at an altitude of about 50-60 feet. As the object approached to within 250-300 yards of the witnesses, the intense white light began to dim, and both witnesses were able to… Read More

2004: Triangle shaped object seen flying over-head

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: December 2, 2004 Sighting Time: 11:30 pm – 12:30 am Day/Night: Night Location: Harper Woods, Michigan Urban or Rural: Urban Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: Roughly 5 minutes No. of Object(s):  Single Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Triangle Color of Object(s): Black, metallic Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: UFOEvidence.org Summary: “It stayed completely still for a bit, and then it started to rise back up in the sky toward the east. When it moved it had a brilliant tail of light that followed it. It had a very bright light on its tip . The two base corners had dimmer lights, one… Read More