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Hovering metallic object was size of large exercise ball

A Michigan witness at Grant recalled events from 2016 when a “bright, shiny, silver, metallic, spherical object – perfectly round in shape” – appeared low over a farm house, according to testimony in Case 82008 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Illustration of the sighting event. (Credit: MUFON)

Illustration of the sighting event. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness was outside at 5:42 p.m. on July 8, 2016, when the incident occurred.

“Hovering above power lines and excavating pits out back,” the witness stated,“between the pond and farm house. The object stayed stationary for several seconds.”

The witness attempted to move toward the object.

“I took several steps forward to finish stepping out from under cover of the large oak tree by pump, west side of pond. As I did this, it shot off at an extremely high rate of speed to the point it was too difficult to see the object’s trail that you would normally see, like say a jet flying by super-fast.”

The witness noticed the object hovering over power lines. Pictured: Grant, MI. (Credit: Google)

The witness noticed the object hovering over power lines. Pictured: Grant, MI. (Credit: Google)

The witness described the object.

“The object resembled an exercise ball in size – the ones you see at the gym or at physical therapy centers. They are roughly four to give times the size of a basketball. The sphere was shinny as well. It looked as if you had taken a exercise ball and wrapped it with aluminum foil, completely seamless with no ridges or lines. The sphere hovered several feet above power lines for approximately 10 seconds.”

The object was the size of a large exercise ball. Pictured: Grant, MI. (Credit: Google)

The object was the size of a large exercise ball. Pictured: Grant, MI. (Credit: Google)

The witness tried to take a photo.

“As I reached for my iPhone to attempt to take a photo, it took off so fast, I couldn’t even tell which direction it went. I had gotten a strange, one with the world, feeling several seconds before the sighting. The feeling was as if a thought was given to me, or an idea at least; ‘to look up.’ The last time I’d gotten a feeling anything close to that was when I drowned for five minutesand then given CPR and revived. There is much, much more to life than meets the eye.”

Grant is a city in Newaygo County, MI, population 894. Michigan MUFON Chief Investigator Danial Snow is investigating. Please remember that most UFO sightings 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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Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

2 comments

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    Why does the witness describe the object appearing over a farm house, but the photo shows what looks like a power station or something?

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    Why does the pic show a power station? Is the pic from another world?

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