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The UFO Phenomenon

Lake Michigan UFO enigma endures 25 years on

March 11, 2019 | Comment icon 10 comments



What did people see over Lake Michigan 25 years ago ? Image Credit: PD - Kai Stachowiak
On March 8th, 1994, hundreds of witnesses reported seeing strange lights in the sky over Lake Michigan.
The incident, which to this day remains one of the most intriguing mass UFO sightings in history, was reported by witnesses along some 200 miles of Lake Michigan's shoreline.

What made the sightings so compelling was the fact that they were reported by, not just residents, but also a policeman and a local meteorological team, thus making them much more difficult to dismiss.

One witness, Cindy Pravda of Grand Haven, recalled seeing four strange lights in the sky that night.

"I'm known as the UFO lady of Grand Haven," she told the Detroit Free Press.

"I watched them for half an hour. Where I'm facing them, the one on the far left moved off. It moved to the highway and then came back in the same position. The one to the right was gone in blink of an eye and then, eventually, everything disappeared quickly."

Elsewhere, Daryl and Holly Graves, along with their son Joey, reported seeing something similar over Holland, Michigan at around the same time on the same night.
"I saw six lights out the window above the barn across the street," said Joey. "I got up and went to the sofa and looked up at the sky. They were red and white and moving."

Holland Police Officer Jeff Velthouse, who also witnessed the lights, described seeing "five to six objects, some cylindrical with blue, red, white and green lights."

Leo Grenier of the National Weather Service Office in Muskegon County later revealed that several unknown echoes had been picked up on radar at the time of Velthouse's sighting.

"My guy looked at the radar and observed three echoes as the officer was describing the movement," he said. "The movement of the objects was rather erratic."

"The echoes were there about 15 minutes, drifting slowly south-southwest, kind of headed toward the Chicago side of the south end of Lake Michigan."

As things stand however, no definitive explanation for these sightings has ever been found.

Source: USA Today | Comments (10)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by the13bats 3 years ago
Calling truman, heres one for you.
Comment icon #2 Posted by papageorge1 3 years ago
Once again, don't we have government military and aeronautical radar and other resources that could chime in on this. But we wouldn't trust anything they say at face value anyway at this point. And it also likely they don't know what† it was all about themselves. The cases rack up and I have to heavily lean to believing non-human intelligence is involved. †
Comment icon #3 Posted by Robotic Jew 3 years ago
Or human non-intelligence...
Comment icon #4 Posted by toast 3 years ago
Cindy "Pravda". Lol. † †
Comment icon #5 Posted by ChrLzs 3 years ago
There is a huge amount of commercial and†private aircraft, and lots of other air†traffic (emergency services choppers, etc) over the Great Lakes.. And all you need to do is get a sighting mentioned on a media outlet -†people will rush outside and look up for the first time in their uneducated, unobservant†lives, and omigod, I saw it too,†it's alienz... †
Comment icon #6 Posted by Timothy 3 years ago
I donít know how they missed this, they may as well be reporting it†too; hereís a video from†last year: †
Comment icon #7 Posted by ChrLzs 3 years ago
Note that other reports say it was about 60 people, not hundreds, and also..... apparently,†cameras had not been invented in 1994.† I can't find any related footage.†† Gosh, what a shame.† (The MIB have been busy eliminating all evidence, obviously..)
Comment icon #8 Posted by EnderOTD 3 years ago
Navigation lights on aircraft? The witnesses reported seeing the same colors, red, green and white that are mounted on aircraft to warn other aircraft of their location. The radar operator was a rookie, and specialized in weather returns, not air traffic. Like chrlz mentioned, OHare airport is down the shore and is the busiest airport in the Midwest. I?m sure the witnesses certainly seen something, as MUFON claims they interviewed at least 300 witnesses.
Comment icon #9 Posted by EnderOTD 3 years ago
http://michigansotherside.com/the-1994-michigan-ufo-flap/ This article goes a bit in depth on testimony. † https://wsbt.com/news/regional/25-years-later-one-of-michigans-most-famous-ufo-events-remains-a-mystery
Comment icon #10 Posted by EnderOTD 3 years ago
There are†several airports in that stretch, Milwaukee, Chicago, Grand Rapids, Michigan City, those are just the ones I bothered to google. †Iím confused on why the police didnít contact one of the air traffic controllers, and opted for the meteorological controllers. †


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