ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Unidentified flying objects caused a flurry of
excitement in this southern Michigan city Sunday night.
Several residents and police officers reported spotting mysterious aircraft.
It was the third report within a week here.
Patrolman Robert Huniwell, from nearby Dexter, told Washtenaw County sheriff’s
officers that one of the objects hovered about 10 feet above his patrol car.
He said it resembled an airplane, had a waffle-like exterior and had lights in
the centre and on its edges. The lights diffused toward the centre of the
craft when it accelerated.
Washtenaw Sheriff Douglas Harvey sent seven patrol cars to the area, about 12
miles northwest of here. He said several of his deputies reported sighting the
objects from two different locations.
They said the objects flew up and down and did zooming banks, emitting blue,
light green and red lights.
Deputy John Foster, who reported a similar sighting last week, said he spent
six years in the U.S. Strategic Air Command and “never saw anything move so
He estimated the objects flew at 10,000 feet. Among the residents who reported
spotting the objects was an unidentified man who said the craft landed in his
field briefly and then took off. Neighbors searched the area where the object
was said to have landed but found nothing.
Radar operators at nearby Willow Run Airport said there were no unexplained
radar contacts during the night.