Location: Chelsea, MI, USA
No of observers: 2
Reported: 2017-02-12 12:29:27 Pacific
Posted: 2017-02-17 00:00:00
Characteristics: Lights on object
Another Witness to the Michigan UFO Sightings in March of 1966.
It was a cold clear winter night in March 1966 when my friend and I decided to go ice skating in a creek that was approximately a quarter mile from his his home. We were both 9 years old at the time. He lived on the edge of town. As we were about half way to the creek, we witnessed a white light weaving slowly toward us across the sky heading west. It was about 100 yards above us and made no sound. We panicked and ran back toward his home and as we did the object shot straight up in the sky at a high rate of speed stopping abruptly to look like another star in the sky. Our sighting coincided with the mass UFO sightings in Michigan in March of 1966. After this we did witness the object a few times again. The most remarkable one was seeing it again from his home at about the same location. His house faced south with a large pane window in front and he had a small telescope that we set up to see if we could see it closer. We did catch the object briefly and it h! ad red, green and other colored lights that I cannot remember. It reminded us of a Christmas tree when lit up and appeared oval shaped. It seemed to know we were watching it and once again shot straight up in the sky at a rapid speed. I did see it a few more times as I was riding with my parents in our car. It seemed to tail us for a short distance and then depart again. It was almost like it wanted to make me aware that it was there. My friend and I never spoke about this with our parents as we were afraid they would never believe us. To this day, my friend will still not speak of the sightings and changes the subject when I bring it up. On a side note, the farmer Frank Manor who had the sightings and landing on his property around the same time worked for my Father on weekends. I remember Frank as a very credible and believable guy as he detailed his sightings. He was hard working and a little rough around the edges but I believe he saw what he reported. I felt bad at the! time because he took so much ribbing from my Father's employe! es and o thers in the community at the time. It was laughable that Allen Hynek labeled the object as swamp gas. I know what I saw and believed Frank Manor's story because it only corroborated my sightings. I decided to report this now so my sightings could be finally documented.
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