Wednesday, 26 February 2020

UFO News Article:
“UFO Sighted by Officers”

7 October 1965
(Traverse City Record-Eagle, Michigan)


The whole article:
“Three [Coldwater, Michigan] sheriff’s deputies sent verify a rash of unidentified flying object sightings said Wednesday they watched a strange white object zip through the sky for a half hour.

The deputies said they watched through binoculars Tuesday night [5 October 1965] as the glowing object stopped abruptly, rose vertically, then sped from sight.

Their report was similar to many from this southern Michigan area during the past four or five nights. Resident reported bright objects with blinking green, blue and red rays.

The Air Force’s main Michigan center at Battle Creek said it had received no UFO reports and had spotted nothing unusual on radar. The sheriff’s office here said it had not reported the sightings to the Air Force.”

My comment:
These UFO incidents occurred five months before the March 1966 South East Michigan UFO flap.

Wikipedia article: “Coldwater, Michigan”:,_Michigan

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UFO Article:
“A Threat Unmet”

By Christopher Mellon, 18 February 2020
(The American Legion, Indianapolis, Indiana)

Christopher Mellon is of the opinion that UFOs constitute a threat to the national security of the United States. I agree with Mr. Mellon on this, 100%.

Mellon is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and a former Minority Staff Director, Senate Intelligence Committee. He is now the National Security Affairs Advisor for the To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science.

Christopher Mellon
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The Pentagon (2008), ArlingtonVirginia
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UFO News Article (College Newspaper):
“UFO: In 1966, Hillsdale had
its own close encounter”

19 March 2015
(The Hillsdale Collegian, Hillsdale, Michigan) UFO case report (see below link):
Brad Sparks:
March 21, 1966. Hillsdale , Michigan (BBU)
10:32, 11 p.m.-4:30 a.m. 17 Hillsdale College students including Barbara Kohn [Cole?] and Cynthia Poffenberger saw a football-shaped object with red-green-white pulsating lights descend from the NE pass close to their dorm then disappear to the S as if crashing to the ground, then return at 11 p.m. William Van Horn, Civil Defense Director and rated commercial pilot, and police arrived and conducted a ground search 1/2 to 2 miles away to the E but found nothing until Van Horn reached the college dorm where he, using binoculars, and [87?] students saw a maneuvering lighted 20-25 ft object on or near the ground about 1,500-1,700 ft away to the E, with a dirty-white light on the left and dim orange on the right, which brightened after 10 mins to white and red and began to rise at a rate of 25-30 ft/min to a height of 100-150 ft (about 3-6 mins), stopped momentarily then descended and repeated the motion several times. At one point on a descent a ‘convexed’ surface (between?) the lights could be seen. Radiation was later detected at the landing area about 330 to 600 microroentgens/hr [milliroentgens/hr ?], roughly 10-60x background level, and possible boron contamination. (Sparks; VallĂ©e Magonia 732; Todd Lemire; etc.)

Wikipedia article: “Hillsdale College”:

Wikipedia article: “Hillsdale, Michigan”:,_Michigan

William Van Horn, Civil Defense Director, HillsdaleMichigan,
measures radioactivity at a 1966 Michigan UFO landing site
(“UFO: Friend, Foe Or Fantasy?” (CBS, New York CityNew York) image)

Delp Hall and the Liberty Walk, facing Central Hall
[Hillsdale CollegeHillsdaleMichigan]
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Satellite photo of HillsdaleMichigan (
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