- The following article is courtesy of
Mr. Jeffrey S. Westover, an investigator from Michigan. The article mentions
several recent sightings near Unionville, Michigan on March 16.
- On March 11 and 14th, two sightings were
reported from Clyde and Fremont, Ohio, one of which was sighted by a deputy
who was dispatched to the scene. I opened my map and was slightly curious
about a near- straight line that could be drawn from Unionville, Michigan
to Fremont, Ohio with the locations of Milan, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio
-where other sightings were reported from- situated in-between. Details
of Toledo and Milan remain elusive. There were some indications that UFO
sightings were reported near these two locations around this same time-frame,
but these vague reports are without verification.
- For info on this see - http://home.fuse.net/ufo/fremontupdate.htm
- Thanks much to Jeff Westover for passing
along the following message:
- Jeffrey S. Westover wrote:
- A front page news story concerning area
UFO sightings ran this past Wednesday (March 31) in the Marlette (Michigan)
Leader and Huron Daily Tribune (Bad Axe, MI) newspapers.
- The DeBoever/Unionville sighting was
the topic of a WNEM TV-5 (CBS affiliate from Saginaw, MI) news story covered
by Jay Brandow. The following week, on Friday March 26, WEYI TV-25 (NBC
affiliate from Clio, MI) also covered local UFO sightings in their local
newscast. The reporter allegedly had her own sighting just before the
cameras rolled. I did not watch the TV-25 broadcast but am led to believe
that they reported a completely different sighting in the Bay City/Midland
- Below is the transcripted news story
as appeared in the 3/31 Marlette Leader Newspaper.
- UNUSUAL SIGHTINGS IN THE SKY PEAK INTEREST
IN THE THUMB The Marlette Leader March 31, 1999
- By Stacy Langley (Huron Daily Tribune-Bad
- Unusual sightings have been the talk
of town in Unionville (Michigan) and several surrounding communities as
residents compare stories and probe officials about the weird light spotted
in the skies last week.
- The past few years, sightings of unidentified
objects in the sky have been quite common and without much explanation.
- Adiel DeBoever of Unionville said he
was the first person to call Tuscola County Central Dispatch around 8:30
p.m. March 16 just after he spotted the lights in the sky hovering over
- DeBoever said this is the first time
he's seen lights like this. He said they were bright orange in color and
looked to be shining from the inside of an object.
- "The lights weren't like a spotlight
shinning down from the sky, but they were very noticeable", he said.
- The sighting by DeBoever was just one
of five reported that night by area residents who say they saw the unidentified
flying object(s). DeBoever, who lives on Cottage Drive near Unionville,
says the lights would just blink out of sight and then come back on, but
the object seemed to remain in the same place the whole time.
- "The lights were off and then came
back on, it was eerie", he said.
- DeBoever recalls that as far as distance,
the lights probably were half a mile away to the east, just above the Department
of Natural Resources wetlands when he saw them.
- "They spanned about the entire length
of a football field. There were two sets of light clusters which were bright
orange. The larger one could have been further away", he said. "When
my nephew came out of the house I said 'Eddie, there's a UFO in the sky'
just joking and then the light blinked out, but came on this time.
- "It appeared to separate into six
other lights and they all moved and stopped in the shape of a large triangle
object which then appeared to rotate on its axis."
- Officials at the Tuscola County Central
Dispatch say they have no explanation for what the lights were that night,
but say that DeBoever wasn't alone in the sightings.
- Shortly after DeBoever's call, Central
Dispatch reports a call came in at 8:57 p.m. from a Juanita Township resident
who reported seeing orange lights in the sky.
- Just two minutes later, a Novesta Township
woman called with a similar sighting. Callers from Fremont Township and
the Fairgrove area followed. The caller described seeing orange lights
in the shape of a football field, while the Fairgrove residents reported
seeing a Z-shaped formation in the sky.
- Officials from Selfridge Air National
Guard Base said they couldn't offer any explanation about the lights in
the sky, and no sightings were reported to the base.
- End of article
- Jeffrey S. Westover comments:
- "I spoke with TV-5 news reporter
Jay Brandow before this sighting was published in the Marlette Leader and
following the TV-5 broadcast. Brandow told me that Selfridge had sent two
F-16's into the area."