Source: Rochester, MN Post-Bulletin, March 20, 1975
Wisconsin Officers Report Multiple Sightings of UFOs
Ashland, WI (AP) - Authorities in a four-county area of Northern Wisconsin have reported several recent sightings of unidentified flying objects, with nine deputies in Ashland and Iron counties saying they saw four UFOs at one time.
At the time of the sightings, officials said, police radios were garbled or went out of service and witnesses said they saw the objects moving, changing colors, and heading toward a common position in the sky.
Authorities at the nearby Duluth airport said there was no radar contact made at the time, late in the evening of March 13.
Ashland County Sheriff Joe Croteau said "telephones were ringing off the hook from citizens who also saw the objects". Sightings were also reported in Douglas and Price counties.
A rural Mellen resident, Mrs. Phil Baker and her daughter, Jane, 15, told authorities "an object" landed on a road near their home, made noises and high-pitched sounds, and had red and green lights around it.
Ashland County Undersheriff George Ree, who investigated, said he found no evidence of a landing. He left their home and drove about two miles to meet with deputies. Then, he said, he and the deputies saw four UFOs, one brighter than the others. They said the brightest one moved, changed colors, and then became stationary while three smaller objects headed toward it.
"I didn't want to believe what I was seeing," Phil Baker said later. "There was this circular object about twelve feet across with red and bluish-green lights around the outside and in the center was an opening like a door with a real brilliant light coming from inside."
“I felt I could've looked inside if I'd been closer, but I couldn't see any details. It made a high whiny, sing-songy noise. I never heard a sound like that before."
"We saw one object come from the south going in a northerly direction," Ree said. "This was the second one, and it was a little lower than the first. We watched these two for maybe a half hour.
“Then a third one came from the north going south, and that was the lowest one of all. We could see different colored lights on it. That one stayed in the air for approximately ten or fifteen minutes, just moving, sort of doing a jig, going up and down, making a big ‘U’ and going up and down again.
"We had two more cars on U.S. 2 in the northern part of Ashland County and I was transmitting to the deputies in that location. Two deputies were watching from a fire tower on Birch Hill and another, Drolson, was northwest of them on Lake Superior when one of these objects we were watching took off at a very high rate of speed.
“I radioed to Drolson and told him, 'It's going your way,' and all of a sudden he said, 'I see it coming–' and his radio went blank..
Things That Go Bang In The Night
The number of different shapes, sizes, and configurations of claimed UFOs has been large, with descriptions of chevrons, equilateral triangles, spheres, domes, diamonds, shapeless black masses, eggs, and cylinders. Skeptics argue this diversity of shapes, size and configurations points to a socio-psychological explanation. Other researchers argue that the large diversity of UFO shapes points to a possible paraphysical origin. Still others argue that there is a large diversity in the shapes and sizes of human flying craft, reflecting different origins, propulsion systems, and purposes, so such diversity in UFOs is not necessarily unexpected or inexplicable..
Originally posted by karl 12
The case becomes more intriguing when it's stated that later that same evening the local sheriff and seven other deputies chased several brightly lit objects down local county roads...
The Portage County Incident - Object:
"He just stood there with his mouth open for a minute, as bright as it was, and he looked down. And I started looking down and I looked at my hands and my clothes weren't burning or anything, when it stopped right over on top of us.The only thing, the only sound in the whole area was a hum...like a transformer being loaded or an overloaded transformer when it changes....
.... it went PSSSSSHHEW, straight up; and I mean when it went up, friend, it didn't play no games; it went straight up."
Deputy Sheriff Dale Spaur Portage County,Ohio,April 17, 1966
Also witnessed by Deputy Wilbur Neff
*Above BlueBook* - Ohio UFO Chase , Portage County April 17, 1966
Originally posted by txMEGAlithic
The 'fluffed' snow they talk about in the report is odd. Never heard of that before. I wonder how. It seems likely for the snow to be melted in that area but fluffed up, puzzling.
Originally posted by thesearchfortruth
Geez Karl, how do you even find all these cases!
The most significant collections available include:
(1) NICAP “UFO Investigator” bulletins, at the link on the top of that webpage.
(2) APRO bulletins
(3) MUFON Journals
FAST searching of major free online collections of UFO journals (or just browse/download them)
Originally posted by sparrowstail
reply to post by txMEGAlithic
The Gosford case is one of my all time favorite ufo cases. Unmistakable an entire community witnessed it. Great witness bank.
Love it. Something is up with that.
Originally posted by sparrowstail
Another great case in the Yukon. Its funny you never hear the debunkers chiming in on the truly great cases like these.
Originally posted by nexotop
Can't get much better than Nimoy either. Right up there with Serling, albeit horses of a different shade, in terms of the shows..
March 2, 1975; Elmwood, WS
8:00 p.m. A UFO attempted to land in front of a car with the Forster family inside, while the children in the car screamed. The UFO was a disc the size of a car, white in color with lights all around it, and sticklike legs or landing gear. In their panic they repeatedly honked their car horn, which alerted farmer Roger Weber, who came out of his farmhouse and guided the family home. The UFO flew off.
Source: Jay Rath, The W-Files: True Reports of Wisconsin's Unexplained Phenomena.