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UFOs Reported - Unionville, Michigan - 03-16-99

From: Kenny Young <ufo@fuse.net>
Date: Mon, 05 Apr 1999 05:59:33 -0400
Fwd Date: Mon, 05 Apr 1999 16:07:19 -0400
Subject: UFOs Reported - Unionville, Michigan - 03-16-99


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:

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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 area.

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 Axe, MI)

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 his
home.

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 light 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."

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