Michigan is full of UFO’s, from numerous sightings over Lake Superior (especially around Saulte Ste. Marie) to the tale of a radio announcer who observed one over the freeway near the Detroit airport in 1978, so close that the radio host, Marc Avery, described it as “looking up into the belly of a craft.” (read Close Encounter of the Detroit Kind from Weird Michigan on Google Books)
Michiganders continue to send their sightings to Weirdmichigan.com. One recent letter read:
Dear Weird Michigan,
A saw something strange coming home from my parents house on Brinton Rd, going south towards Airline Rd. – towards Mt. Pleasant on October 15th, 2006. I feel like I’m crazy just for typing this, but I can’t get it to leave my head it was so bizzare! I was driving down Brinton Rd. when I looked up into the sky and saw a very large object flying over the trees. It looked to have bright orange for the top half and white for the bottom, but this was daytime, so I have no idea about flashing lights or if they were there. It was hanging very low, and it was making NO SOUND at all. None, and for something that low and large you should be able to hear… something, right?! That was especially creepy. I sped up as it quickly flew past the road I was on and over the trees. As I looked over though, it was gone. Completely out of site. There was no way it could of been an airplane, hanging that close to trees with no sound and going that fast.
I’ve never been a believer of UFO’s, but after seeing that I might reconsider.
Michiganders may not know what UFO’s are, but they know one when they see one. – Linda Godfrey
Linda S. Godfrey, author of that amazing compendium of the unexplained Weird Michigan. The last Wednesday of every month is a “Weird Wednesday” on Absolute Michigan, so be sure to stay tuned and send us or Linda your Michigan weirdness.
You can explore Michigan UFOs through Weird Michigan’s UFO page and also Absolute Michigan keyword UFO, where links include the Michigan chapter of the Mutual UFO Network. For a cool read on Michigan’s UFO wave in March of 1966, check out The Great Michigan UFO Chase from the Detroit News Rearview Mirror that looks at the Hillsdale & Dexter incidents. If you would like to spend your entire day watching videos, check out The Crystal Lake Cover-up which alleges to be an account of how the “swamp gas” explanation was coined in Michigan by Air Force UFO expert Dr. J. Allen Hynek and leads into a huge list of related videos.