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1966: Michigan children discover landed UFO in local field

A Michigan witness recalls a UFO incident from 1966 in Carson City when she and a friend stepped into a local field and discovered a disc UFO on the ground, according to testimony in Case 63749 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness remembers that it was a clear day when she and her cousin – both 7 years old – entered a small enclosed field along the edge of town and saw the UFO on the ground.

“There were some pieces of metal along the tree line from a tornado and at first I thought it was one of those,” the witness stated.

But then the object moved.

“We approached and it zipped up in a zigzag manner. It was silver and had a little bit of heat wave shimmer. I don’t remember any features as it happened quickly.”

The two witnesses first thought the object on the ground was a remnant from a tornado – until the object moved. Pictured: Carson City, MI. (Credit: Google)

The two witnesses first thought the object on the ground was a remnant from a tornado – until the object moved. Pictured: Carson City, MI. (Credit: Google)

The witnesses’ mother recalls the children returned home “wound up” and she went back to the field to investigate their claims.

“She found a flattened, burnt area with holes like a coffee can was shoved in the ground.”

The witnesses does not recall being afraid of the UFO or the experience.

“I don’t remember being afraid, but I was scared of the fuel oil tank on legs after that and kept dreaming about a long, flat chicken coop back there.”

The witness provided one original illustration of the event with the MUFON report, which was filed on March 5, 2015.

The witness provided this illustration of the event from 1966. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness provided this illustration of the event from 1966. (Credit: MUFON)

Carson City is a city in Montcalm County, MI, population 1,093.

Michigan is currently a UFO Alert Level 5 – with 0.71 sightings per million population based on MUFON February 2015 statistics. Michigan received a total of seven UFO reports in February.

Carson City is about 100 miles northeast of Grand Rapids, MI. (Credit: Google)

Carson City is about 100 miles northeast of Grand Rapids, MI. (Credit: Google)

The UFO Alert Rating System is based on five levels – 1 through 5 – where states with 4.01 or higher reports per million residents are rated an Alert 1; 3.01 – 4.0 reports are an Alert 2; 2.51 – 3.0 are an Alert 3; 2.01 – 2.5 are an Alert 4; and those states with 2.0 or lower are rated an Alert 5.

Please remember that most UFO sighting can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

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10 comments

  1. avatar

    Roger, I’d really like to purchase that picture.
    Would the artist/witness be accessible through a website such as Etsy or DeviantArt?
    I’m serious about this, as I intend to frame it properly and hang it where it can be seen and appreciated.

  2. avatar

    Kevin – Please email me privately at editor@mufon.com. Thanks for our interest.

  3. avatar

    One of the best works of art I’ve seen associated with a UFO sighting.

  4. avatar

    I am a Mufon field investigator in New Hampshire. My brother and I also saw a similar object in 1966. We lived in Battle Creek, Mi at the time.

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    Nancy Mclaughlin

    I painted the picture

  6. avatar
    Nancy Mclaughlin

    I’d like to hear from Mr Podell.
    eviesdharma@yahoo.com

  7. avatar

    I wish Aliens would take me…..

  8. avatar

    Ok….. I also lived in battle creek michigan in 64 to 83…. In 69 to 70 I had a visit and my parents at that time witnessed this activity. After my encounter with what ever they were in which I was visited twice for two nights in the summer time…… I was visited by the air force by a man they called radar and I was given some tests by him that I passed with ease. Then a week afterwards my mom was directed to take me to an air force medical group to have an object removed from my right nasal passage and was tested again for a few weeks afterwards at which I passed each test with ease and they consisted of a lot of math…symbols….and mapping. From my visits on in time more and more abilities came to surface…. I will explain more later on… Please contact me somehow if you’d like to know what happened after time passed and what was done with me.

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    Nancy McLaughlin I also painted pictures of my visitors and at that time I was 5 to 6 years old. To this day I can draw pictures of what was removed from my nasal passage. From that time on there wasn’t anything I couldn’t picture in my mind and put it on paper with exact measurements and details. I had never before that could draw sketch or paint. A lot of things surfaced for me after that.

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