MICHIGAN SIGHTINGS TRANSCRIPTS From: zmonster@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Eric M Hermanson)
Here are transcriptions from the Michigan State Police reports that I obtained via the Freedom of Information Act. There has been a recent rash of sightings in Western and Northwestern Michigan in the past four months. It seems as if something major is transpiring. I called the parties involved in the sightings

myself, and I spoke with the Michigan State trooper who also witnessed one of the events. I can honestly say that these people are very credible, and very sure that what they saw was nothing they had ever seen before in their lives. I asked all of them if the sighting could have been planet Venus, or maybe a helicoptor or airplane, and their reaction was definitely very clear -

that they witnessed some type of manufactured craft (either made by US government or extraterrestrial beings) that could not possibly be mistaken for a planet or natural phenomena. But you can read the police reports yourself and make your own decision.

**I WILL NOT GIVE THE NAMES, ADDRESSES, and PHONE NUMBERS OF THE COMPLAINANTS. I WISH TO RESPECT THEIR PRIVACY. CONTACT THE MICHIGAN STATE POLICE IN TRAVERSE CITY AND FILE A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST TO OBTAIN THE POLICE REPORTS. EVERYTHING I AM ABOUT TO TYPE BELOW IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.


MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE
ORIGINAL INCIDENT REPORT

October 12, 1994
Time Received 7:00PM
Work Unit - Traverse City Post
County - Grand Traverse
Incident No. 71-3183-94
File Class 9800-7
Incident Status - (5) Closed

Nature of Incident: Reports a suspicious situation, spotted a U.F.O.

INFORMATION:

Complainant called to report that on Monday, Oct. 10, at 8:15pm he and two friends were on their way into Traverse City from Lake Ann area when they spotted a tri-angle shaped object in the sky to the South of them. He said they were on N. Long Lake Rd. in the vicinity of Straight Rd. and the object was off to the Southeast. The driver, (name witheld), age 22 stopped the pickup truck and all three got out to get a closer look. As they got out and watched the object, it sped off from it's hovering position in a lift off angle similar to a helicopter.

Complainant checked with the Traverse City FAA Tower to see if any such plane or balloon was in the area at that time of night, but the man at FAA said he was too busy to talk about such a thing and hung up.

INTERVIEW DRIVER OF VEHICLE:

Undersigned officer talked to (name witheld), who was the driver of the pickup truck that evening, and she related that she wasn't able to get a good look at the object as she was watching the road. She did stop and within moments of them getting out to see it hovering over the corn field it sped off.

The other passenger (name withheld), age 16 wasn't available to comment. OBJECT IN THE SKY (U.F.O): The object was described as tri-angle shaped object with the lower or bottom having blue lights emitting from it and shining downward. At the peak of the object it had a red beacon light. The strangest thing that (names withheld) both said about the object was that it lifted off without any roar or sound of any kind.

STATUS: CLOSED

============================================================================== MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE
ORIGINAL INCIDENT REPORT
December 21, 1994
Time Received 7:30AM
Work Unit - Traverse City Post
County - Grand Traverse
Incident No. 071-4044-94
File Class 9900-9
Incident Status - (5) Closed

NATURE OF INCIDENT: Suspicious situation - UFO

LOCATION/TIME: location is above address located in sec. 28 of Paradise Twp., Grand Traverse Co., object was first observed at aprox. 6:30am date.

CONTACT COMPLAINANT:

undersigned met with comp. at the above location and was informed that the object was still visible. Officer went with comp. to her back porch and was pointed out a bright light in the sky, time was approx. 7:45am, clear skies. Upon looking at the light with binoculars, a cylindrical mass, possible gray in color was observed. On the underside of the object a large amount of individual lights were seen that appeared to be connected by a softer light running between them. At this time the officer asked comp. if she had a video camera. It was learned that she had just purchased one, however did not know how to work it, she advised that she called her neighbor, (name and address witheld) and he had been video tapeing the event.

Undersigned watched the object for approx. 20 minutes before it appeared to get further and further away. Object could still be seen when officer left the area. During this time it was noted that the object did not just stay level it could be observed rotating back and forth and at several times tipped vertically and then back down. Another smaller bright object could be seen just to the east of the larger object, however no shape or color could be seen just a bright light.

INTERVIEW COMP:

it was learned that at approx. 6:30am comp. opened the door to let her dogs out when she first observed something in the sky, as she watched it it appeared to fall straight down to a height of just over the tree tops near her storage barn. When asked about the size she advised that it was approx. 3 times the size of her barn (approx 60 ft. in diameter). She stated that she observed the white and blue lights at this time and there appeared to be a haze around it. Comp. stated that she stuck her head outside and was surprised that she heard no sound coming from the object.

At approx. 7:00am she called her neighbor listed above and requested that he video tape the events. Comp. stated that around Thanksgiving time she observed another event from her home. She stated that the object was further away and higher up than this time, however, she could still make out the lights, she stated that she did not call that time as she was afraid everyone would think she was nuts.

CONTACT (NAME WITHELD):

Undersigned contacted (name witheld) and learned that he had video taped the events. He stated that (name witheld) had called at approx. 7:00am and told him about the object and requested that he tape it. He got up and got dressed, went out on the porch and started taping it. (name witheld) stated that it was well up in the air when he first saw it and started taping. (name witheld) gave undersigned the tape to make copies of, the original to be returned to him.

ADDITIONAL OBSERVATIONS:

It should be noted that at approx. 7:50am three military type aircraft flew through the area, as each aircraft approached the object the lights went off and then back on as the plane passed.

CONTACT MINN. AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTER:

a check was made and learned that during peace time they do not have a man watching the consol at all times. It was learned that the three aircraft described above were picked up on the radar, however, they were transponding signals which helps the radar pick it up. It was learned that on object in the air that was not sending out signals would be hard to be noted.

ADDITIONAL COMP: 71-3183-94 taken 10-12-94 attached
STATUS: closed
SUPPLEMENTAL INCIDENT REPORT:
Incident Number: 071-4044-94
Supplemental Date: 1-10-95
Original Date: 12-21-1994
File Class: 9900-0

INFORMATION: this comp. is re-opened to clear up confusion on the ownership of the video tape.

DISPOSITION of the VIDEO TAPE:

on 12-21-94 undersigned brought the original tape to the post to make a copy for the National UFO Reporting Center. While at the post TV9&10 took pictures of the tape as it was playing on the VCR. The original tape was taken back to the comp. as per prior arrangements with the owner of the tape.

The copy is being sent to the National UFO Reporting Center in Seattle, Wash.