EVENT DATE: 3 p.m., March 1, 1966
REPORT DATE: March 5, 2015
LOCATION: Carson City, Michigan
Story by Roger Marsh
Originally published March 13, 2015
A Michigan witness recalls a UFO incident from 1966 in Carson City when she and a friend stepped into a local field and discovered a disc UFO on the ground, according to testimony in Case 63749 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness remembers that it was a clear day when she and her cousin – both 7 years old – entered a small enclosed field along the edge of town and saw the UFO on the ground.
“There were some pieces of metal along the tree line from a tornado and at first I thought it was one of those,” the witness stated.
“We approached and it zipped up in a zigzag manner. It was silver and had a little bit of heat wave shimmer. I don’t remember any features as it happened quickly.”
The witnesses’ mother recalls the children returned home “wound up” and she went back to the field to investigate their claims.
“She found a flattened, burnt area with holes like a coffee can was shoved in the ground.”
The witnesses does not recall being afraid of the UFO or the experience.
“I don’t remember being afraid, but I was scared of the fuel oil tank on legs after that and kept dreaming about a long, flat chicken coop back there.”
The witness provided one original illustration of the event with the MUFON report, which was filed on March 5, 2015.
Carson City is a city in Montcalm County, MI, population 1,093. Michigan MUFON Chief Investigator Daniel snow closed this case as an Unknown.
From Snow's report: "The visual characteristics, flight path inclination, the burnt area and ground impressions leave this as an unknown UAV."
Michigan is currently a UFO Alert Level 5 – with 0.71 sightings per million population based on MUFON February 2015 statistics. Michigan received a total of seven UFO reports in February.
The UFO Alert Rating System is based on five levels – 1 through 5 – where states with 4.01 or higher reports per million residents are rated an Alert 1; 3.01 – 4.0 reports are an Alert 2; 2.51 – 3.0 are an Alert 3; 2.01 – 2.5 are an Alert 4; and those states with 2.0 or lower are rated an Alert 5.
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