This article was published in the daily newspaper The Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, Canada, on Monday, March 21, 1966.
Michigan Residents In A Spin Over Spate Of Flying Objects
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 fast."
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.