The Traverse City Police & The UFO

Traverse City UFO

Back in 1999 I got an email from a man in Traverse City, Michigan who wanted to know if I had heard about the police chasing a UFO. I hadn’t heard anything so I told him I’d try and find out.

The Short version of the short version.

To make a long story short, I’ll tell you over dinner sometime, I gained possession of the dispatch recording from that night and sure enough someone was seeing something.

Traverse City Police UFONow you can listen to the police officer’s amazement at the object, listen to other police officers and dispatchers make jokes like “We come in Peace” and “Someone call Art Bell”. The entire recording spans about 45 minutes in length so I’ve clipped out all of the dead air and the recording is now about 12 minutes long. You’ll sigh with relief at the end of the recording when the Captain shows up at the scene of the sighting and tells everybody “It was just Venus”…even though earlier the officer who saw the object says “It’s no planet”. Whew.
Traverse City Police & The UFO

Realm of the Weird

There is also an episode of my podcast Realm of the Weird which goes into far more detail than this post. You can listen to that episode by clicking over to here.

1 Comment

  1. David Stryker

    Does anyone remember the day light Traverse City Police sighting of a stationary metallic cylinder filmed by local news? It obviously stayed in place long enough for the film crew to show the officer next to his car then pan-out to include cylinder. Appeared to be under 500 feet in altitude and about compact car size. The film crew then zoomed in on a clearly visible shiny metallic cylinder proportional to those 1/2 cans of soda pop. The report said an airplane was sent to investigate and it took off. Funny that wasn’t included in the report. Think it was early 1990’s. I lived in Kalamazoo at the time and saw this on local news. Thought it would be all over national news the next day. Nothing. Still wondering today. Thanks


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