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Occurred : 11/15/1974 21:00 (Entered as : 11/15/1974 21:00)
Reported: 2/7/2005 5:03:26 PM 17:03
Posted: 2/8/2005
Location: Higgins Lake, MI
Shape: Circle
Duration:10 minutes
Higgins Lake ,Mi. Nov.1974 at night. Round, bright white object hovers over the lake.

My father and I were up deer hunting in the fall of what we think was the year 1974.We were at my grandmothers cottage which resided on the south end of Higgins Lake. Her cottage is about 80 feet from the shoreline.We were just about ready to go to bed when I noticed a very bright round object just sitting above the lake, about 40 feet off shore.At first glance I thought it might just be a full moon, or possibly someone out in a boat shinning a light at the cottage.The longer I watched it the more I realized it was nothing of the sort and I was a witness of something vey special.It was at about this moment that I looked at my father to see what his reaction was.The object was a very bright white light and round, it lit up the inside of the cottage. At this point I was so intrigued that I wanted to go outside to investigate it. I even had the thought that I would take my rifle with me. It was at this point that my dad told me to put my head down and try to go to sleep. Being only 17 years old I did what my father told me to do, I put my head down and I ended up falling asleep.It hasnt been untill recent years that my father and I have talked about the incident.I know this sounds a little strange that we have not spoke alot about it with each other untill now, but my parents are divorced, we did not see alot of each other then or now. When I finally brought the subject up with him at a family gathering I was amazed at what he said.He told me he felt extremely threatened by the object. That is why he told me to put my head down and go to sleep. He said he felt that it was his way of protecting me from what ever was out there. He also was pretending to go to sleep to relax me. He tells me after about 20 minutes he pulled his head out from under the blankets looked out the window and the object was finally gone.This object made no noise what so ever, but it has left a huge imprint on our lives.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness via telephone, and he sounds both sincere and credible to us. Date of incident is approximate. PD))