||Group /Category 4
Animal Effect Cases
The Michigan Sightings
March 14-20, 1966
Features: Landing, structured object, multiple witnesses,
animal reaction, mist.
1966 was a banner year for UFOs, and the news of these events even overshadowed
landmarks of the space race. One particular sighting, however, produced far
reaching repercussions. Known as the Michigan Sightings or the Dexter-Hillsdale
Case, the incidents started a long chain of events that, like the O'Brien
Committee, contributed to the formation of the Condon Colorado University
About 8:30 p.m., Frank Mannor, 47, a farmer, heard his dogs
barking loudly and ran outside to investigate. In a swampy area to the east
he saw flashing lights and called his son Ronald, 19. Together they crossed
the swampy and hummocky terrain toward the lights trying to get a better look.
They saw a domed, elliptical object with a quilted surface hovering about
8 feet off the ground, in a patch of apparent mist. The object then glowed
"blood red" and the body lights disappeared. As they tried to get closer in
the tricky terrain, they lost sight of the object and did not see it take
off. (For more on the case, including photos, see links below).