They saw it! UFOs Light Night Sky Wednesday
Excerpted from the Cass City Chronicle,
(Cass City, Michigan) October 23, 1996 Vol.90/#30
Donna Rockwell saw it. So did Mary Tate, Carla Hartwick and four
more of their fellow workers during a work break last Wednesday
The 7 Cass City, Michigan area residents all agree they saw
something in the northern sky sometime between 7:30 and 8 p.m.
They're not exactly sure what it was, but they are fairly certain
it wasn't an aircraft, at least not from this planet.
And theirs were not the only sightings of unidentifiable flying
objects (UFOs) reported by area residents last week.
"One of the girls was out on the (loading) dock and saw
something, and then the rest of us went out," Rockwell
recalled, noting the sighting took place during a second-shift
break at Anrod Screen Cylinder, 6160 Garfield Ave.
"There were 2 things in the sky and they came together. They
they were gone," Rockwell said. "They were round and
they had yellowish-red lights around them."
"It happened quickly. It was like a second, a flash."
"It's very interesting to think about what it was, but I
don't know what it was," she added. "It didn't look
like any airplane or helicopter I ever saw. It was different,
let's put it that way."
Tate and Hartwick said they also saw lights, however, Hartwick
recalled the objects appeared to be playing a game of leap frog.
"There were like orangish-red lights in the sky, and they
were in front of each other, jumping over each other. There were,
I think, 2 most of the time," she said. After 2 or 3
minutes, "They suddenly disappeared."
"I don't know what it was. I've never seen anything like it
Tate agreed. "I don't know if I believe in UFOs, but it was
definitely weird," she commented.
"There were small lights that would appear and disappear and
follow each other. At first there were 3 or 4 lined up, and then
2 would disappear and 2 more would come up, and they would fade
away," she said.
"It was like something hopping around in the sky, and then
all of a sudden it was gone."
PROOF ON TAPE
Another UFO sighting was reported during the early morning hours
of October 15th, the day prior to the appearance of the lights
seen by Rockewell and her co-workers.
Sandy Kelly, a hair stylist who works at Classy Cuts in Cass
City, says she videotaped what appears to be a UFO.
Kelly explained her brother, Jamie Guc, was in the Ellington
area, on his way home from work in Auburn Hills at about 4:30
a.m., when he saw a semi-round object in the eastern sky with
lines crossing through and encircling it.
Kelly said Guc called her shortly after arriving home. "He
said, 'meet me at the end of the road. You've got to videotape
"You would be looking at it and it would just move,"
Kelly recalled. "When it was light out, you could see it was
Guc, who was using binoculars, described the disc-shaped object
as looking like a brain, with lights that would alternately dim
and brighten. "I don't know what it was", he commented.
"It was different. It kept me up for a couple of hours
looking at it."
"You feel goofy telling people about it, (but) I've never
seen anything like it before," Kelly added.
She indicated she received some confirmation that her eyes
weren't playing tricks on her when she showed her video tape to
some other people. "Everybody was convinced...that we saw
That doesn't surprise Robert Snow, who has spent the past four
years documenting various UFO sightings in the Thumb.
"The Thumb seems to be a pretty hot area (for sightings) at
times," commented the Marlette man, who is a member of the
International Mutual UFO Network.
Snow said UFO sightings in the Thumb appear to come and go in
waves, during periods of a week or more, "but there's no
pattern to it".
"Many such sightings, particularly those at night, are
difficult to document, especially if no one photographs or
videotapes what they see," he said. But Snow is convinced we
are not alone and that life forms far more technologically
advanced than ourselves are out there somewhere.
"We've got visitors. In my mind there's no doubt we've got
visitors from somewhere else."