Location: Traverse City, Michigan, United States
witness was driving home after a high school football
game when he saw an enormous rectangular "aircraft"
hovering above a golf course at close range. The craft
gave off an incredible amount of white light. It was just
above treetops (maples) within 600 yards, and had an estimated
size of 150 to 200 feet long. No sound was heard. Two
people standing outside their house were also looking
in the direction of the object.
The witness created a sequence of illustrations using
photographs from the actual location.
(1) The first picture above shows the object coming down
the hill. "I did try to show sizes
although since it gave off so much light it could have
been smaller or larger." (Editor's note:
The outline of the object in these images has been darkened
to make it easier to see. Also,
a red arrow pointing to the object has been added above.)
(2) The object is near the bottom of the hill.
(3) The object is next to the golf course.
(4) This satellite image shows the area a few miles west
of Traverse City, MI. "I used a circle
to represent object although I don't actually know what
shape it actually had."
saw an enormous aircraft hovering above a golf course
at close range. The craft gave off an incredible amount
of white light. It was just above treetops (maples) within
Reported: 6/11/2006 6:00:00 p.m.
Time: 9 p.m.
Duration: 1st time 5 seconds, 2nd time about 25 seconds
object seemed rectangular-shaped. It had a brilliant or
bright white light emitting from it."
my hand would have to be sideways outstretched to cover
the object. Actual size 150 to 200 feet long by 20 or
maybe 30 feet tall. It was so bright and low that the
height could probably vary."
to Object(s) and Altitude:
away 600 yards. Just above treeline. 200 or 300 feet in
the air off ground."
City West is a rolling rural area of subs and farms. The
object was directly over the golf course. The Grand Traverse
Area is a beautiful place to live with its peninnsula's
and bays. Google Image it."
Description and Details:
a Traverse City West High School football game, which
I believe was in 2001, I stopped to get gas at Meijer
(local gas station). I then headed west home. At a stop
sign at the top of Barnes Road, I could see a bank of
bright lights overtop some pines. I immediately thought
it was an airplane coming into Cherry Capital Airport.
I turned right and then left onto Harris? and then right
onto Cedar run. After about 2 miles, I came to the hill
that goes down to the golf course. Coming down the hill,
I could see this enormous craft with brilliant lighting
hanging in the air above the golf course. I knew it was
not an airplane because it was not moving, and it was
too big to be a helicopter. As I came right up and parallel
to the golf course, I slowed down and rolled down my window.
I could not hear a sound. At this point, I began to shake.
I was very afraid and continued on. My son was in the
back of the van and I was fearing for our safety. The
object was probably overtop the trees less than 200 feet.
It was probably only about 600 yards away and for sure
within ¼ mile. I continued west over a hill and
on the left there are 2 houses. I cannot remember which
house, but at one, there were 2 people standing outside
looking in the direction of this aircraft. Farther up
the road, an airplane was approaching from the west heading
east towards Traverse City, unremarkably. I have stopped
at one house and one person did not see anything. There
are many houses in the area and I plan on stopping at
least to the two houses where people were standing."
sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or
only object it could of been other than extraterrestrial,
would be some kind of new stealth craft that our government
has developed. No sound! How convenient."
am a Medical Technologist working at Munson Medical Center.
I have worked here for about 15 years. I work in a Laboratory
doing Chemistry, Hemetology, Microbiology and Blood Bank
testing. I also help process legal alcohols for the Grand
Traverse area counties and have appeared in court to give
on UFOs, before and after sighting:
did not no much about UFO's until after this episode.
I knew people have always seen things but most could be
explained. I have always been somewhat of a skeptical
person. I need facts. I read one book about the Bermuda
Triangle when I was young."
have talked to several police officers, an air instructor
and a Lt.Commander for the USCG."
Reported To: National ufo
Name: Dean VanHoorne
Location: Lake Ann, MI USA
Information or Comments by the Editor:
report was originally submitted on May 11, 2006, and the
illustrations were added to the report on June 11th.