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Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/1/1990 19:00 (Entered as : Nov. 1990 19:00)
Reported: 5/30/2010 3:45:08 PM 15:45
Posted: 6/3/2010
Location: Traverse City, MI
Shape: Light
Duration:2-3 min
Three eye-witnesses to a bluish light that moved so fast it was unreal above the tree tops.

In November of approx. 1990 or 1989 I witnessed with two of my children a bright light approaching our cabin. The light was a bluish spotlight that appeared funnel shaped and it was shining down just above the tree tops as it came toward us. The leaves were all off the trees and we were just about to get into our car. It dawned on me that there was no noise at all like a month earlier when Coast Guard heliocopters were searching for a lost kayaker on the lake beside us. Suddenly, the large light went straight up to a pinpoint in a matter of seconds and zig zagged across the sky.

I called the local air control tower and he said no flights were in the area and he gave me the closest AFB in Oscoda and I spoke with their air controller who also said no military planes were in that area at the time. He gave me an 800 number to call and report a UFO which I did, however, no one ever contacted me about it.

A few months later on the front page of the Record Eagle newspaper was an article about another sighting in Kingsley,MI. about 12 miles from our home. This time a State Police trooper saw one as big as a huge football field over a lady's barn. He took some pictures of it (which were never released to the paper) and he and the lady watched it for about an hour. It was never explained what it was that he saw. I work as a nurse administrator and I did not report the event I saw with my kids because of the way people react.

I am 57 years old and my son was about 9 years old.. He is now 32 and he still recalls what happened too. We feel we saw a real UFO. My ex-mom in law the next day described what I had seen too and she lived about an 1/8th of a mile away. She said she had never seen anything like it either.


((NUFORC Note: The source of the report indicates that the date is approximate. We suspect that the date of the incident may be in 1994, given that the trooper managed to video a UFO in late December of that year. PD))