During a three week span from April 19th 2010- May 8th strange objects were seen over Lake Superior and inland over Marquette County in Michigan's
Upper Peninsula. Each eye witness seeing something different and not able to identify what it was they were seeing.
Michigan's Upper Peninsula isolated in the woods from big city lights makes it a prime spot for viewing a star filled night sky and the occasional
strange light/s or craft passing silently over head. This northern woods location is no stranger to UFO sightings, a run through on various UFO
website databases turns up a long list of sightings dating back to the 60s. Some of these sightings are debatable since the Upper Peninsula was home
to two Air Force bases, Kincheloe Air Force Base located in Chippewa County from 1952-77 and K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in Marquette County in service
from 1955-95 during which time there was an up tick in sightings.
Spoiler alert Sorry guys this thread contains no pictures or video evidence, just eye witness reports from a local news paper, news station and MUFON.
But please read on if you wish for the reports and toss around some idea's on what the mystery objects possibly could of been. I wanted to let the
brilliant minds here on ATS gnaw on some fresh sighting reports and come up with some answers.
Sighting 1:April 25th 2010 mid day. A doctor and his son on one of the top floors at the local Hospital that over looks Lake Superior caught a glimpse
of something strange swooping down out of the sky.
To the Journal editor: At 4:20 p.m. Sunday, I was sitting, visiting a patient with my son Stewart in Room 626 at Marquette General Hospital in
Marquette. Stewart was facing a large window covering the outside wall from waist high to ceiling, facing due east. He suddenly exclaimed, "There is
a UFO." Sitting next to the window, I suddenly turned, stood up and saw an irregularly shaped (Stewart remarked, "It looks like a kite"), silvery,
somewhat rectangular body rapidly descending across Lake Superior from the north at a 15 to 20 degree slope. It appeared to be 1 to 2 miles away when
first seen, and in about 15 to 20 seconds, at the low point of its descent, it sped past the due east line from our location (to the right of the
hospital smokestack and in line with the northern rim of Grand Island), then started to climb at a 20 to 30 degree slope in a south-southeasterly
direction. It rapidly shrank in size as it sped away, and soon vanished in the distance at a high elevation - perhaps several thousand feet towards
the top of a distant bank of fuzzily topped clouds. The entire transit time of my observation was perhaps 40 to 50 seconds. The overall appearance
was a silvery, almost rectangular object with changing borders, suggesting it was twisting or rolling on its long (forward to rearward) axis, with
flashes of reflected sunlight (the sun was behind us) and/or as light beamed from the object (some with a reddish color). Although irregular in
outline, there were no specific structures. The distance from us seemed to be about 1 mile as it passed its lowest and nearest point. At its nearest,
it covered an area about the size of my index fingernail when held upright at arm's length. I had the feeling it might be 50 to 100 feet in length.
Overall, visibility was great. Only a few wisps of high clouds, plus the distant band of fuzzily topped clouds to the south. There was no evidence of
any exhaust or discharge from the object other than the lights. The object's progression seemed effortless, like it was sailing or floating along,
and unaffected by gravity. I would be interested to know if other parties saw this object or are interested in a few additional particulars of the
sighting. John W. English, M.D. Marquette
Here are a few screen shots from Google earth of the location to get an idea of the witnesses surroundings, keep in mind this object traveled a
distance of roughly 30-50 miles in 60 seconds according to the witness from when it was first seen to the time it faded off in the distance.
News report of the sighting.
MARQUETTE -- We've had a report that a mysterious silver flying object was seen over Lake Superior next to Picnic Rocks on Sunday. Two witnesses
reported seeing the object, which they described as a small version of stealth bomber, at 4:20 p.m., looking east. The father and son say it flew in
a straight path and twisted as it moved, disappearing into the distance about a minute after they spotted it.
About a week later another UFO report was published in the news paper in response to the doctor's sighting.
Sighting 2:April 19th 2010, 10pm, a even larger object 6 days before the first reported sighting.
Anything is possible
To the Journal editor: (This is) in response to Dr. English's sighting of an unidentified flying object: On April 19, at 10 p.m., there was
an object spotted hovering over White Bear Road in Negaunee Township. It appeared to be the size of a football field, with blinking lights, just
hovering above the treetops. Also, two years ago on Christmas Eve, the same object was spotted in the same area around noon. As a child growing up
around Dead River Basin, there have been many sightings of unusual objects in the sky. I have also heard of beings being spotted digging in the soil
around a camp late at night. I've had my own experiences that I can't explain. I just keep an open mind and realize anything is possible. Kathy
This object was hovering in a location that's pretty isolated, mostly camps and dirt roads in that area, also a high voltage electric transmission
line runs through the area from a power plant located on the shore of Lake Superior to a iron ore mine located well inland.
[edit on 27-5-2010 by Invis
[edit on 27-5-2010 by InvisibleObserver]