3:50 A.M. Received calls from Deputies Bushroe and Foster, car 19, stating that they saw some suspicious objects in the sky, disc, star-like colors, red and green, moving very fast, making sharp turns, having left to right movements, going in a Northwest direction.
4:05 A.M. Ypsilanti Police Dept. also
called stated that the object was seen at
the location of US-12 and I-94
[intersection of a
4:20 A.M. Car 19 stated that they just saw four more in the same location moving at a high rate of speed.
4:30 A.M. Colonel Miller [county civil defense director] was called; he stated just to keep an eye on the objects that he did not know what to do, and also check with Willow Run Airport.
4:54 A.M. Car 19 called and stated that
two more were spotted coming from the
5:30 A.M. Dep. Patterson and I [Cpl.
Broderick] looked out of the office and
saw a bright light that appeared to be
6:15 A.M. As of this time we have had no confirmation from the Air Base.
Appended to the report is a statement
Deputy Bushroe told the press: "It would
swing back and forth like a pendulum, then
shoot upward at tremendous speed, hover
and then come down just as fast." Dexter
March 17, 1966:
March 20, 1966:
"While in the woods area," their report states, "a brilliant light was observed from the far edge of the woods, and upon [our] approaching, the light dimmed in brilliance. . . . The brilliant light [then] again appeared, and then disappeared. A continued search of the area was conducted, through swamp and high grass, with negative results. Upon returning to the patrol vehicle, the undersigned officers were informed that one of the objects had been hovering directly over the area where our flashlight beams had been seen, and then [it] departed in a west direction of flight, at high rate of speed."
As he and other officers were rushing to the scene, Officer Robert Hartwcll of the Dexter Police Department saw a luminous object buzz his car. Robert Taylor, Dexter police chief, said he watched an object in the field from Frank Mannor's home on a knoll overlooking the area. It appeared as a pulsating red, glowing object. Through binoculars he saw "a light on each end of the thing."
There were additional sightings on March
Source: Richard H. Hall, Volume II, The UFO Evidence - A Thirty Year Report, pages 184-186