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Michigan witness recalls landed UFO and ‘little people’ on ground

A Michigan witness recalls a UFO event at his parent’s home in Dexter when the family observed a landed object in their hay field with “little people” walking around, according to testimony in Case 61909 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was 6 years old on August 14, 1967, when he woke from sleep after hearing his parents having a loud conversation.

“I went into our kitchen and asked what was up,” the witness stated. “My father said you need to go back to bed, but my mother said she thought I ought to see what was happening.”

The witness said that his mother then walked him outside and asked him to look toward their back hay field.

“What I saw has stayed with me every day following this.”

Dexter, MI, is northwest of Ann Arbor. (Credit: Google)
Dexter, MI, is northwest of Ann Arbor. (Credit: Google)

The witness described the events.

“I still see the haze in the air around the object and the very little people walking around the object. There was no real defined shape other than it looked to be sort of oval and sort of big.”

The witness said he came home from school the next day, did his chores, and then asked his mother where his father was.

“She told me he had been in the back hay field all day. I went out to the field and found my dad pacing the field from one spot to another to another.”

The witness questioned his father about what he was doing.

“He pointed at the ground and I saw that there was a bare spot there. My father showed me two other bare spots in the field. I knew that there were no bare spots in the field because I had walked the field with my father the day before.”

Over the years, the witness said nothing ever grew in those spots.

“My father tried everything that he could think of to get something to grow in those spots.”

And according to the witness, someone had actually photographed the object.

The witness recalls seeing a landed UFO and small creatures on the ground from August 14, 1967. Pictured: Dexter, MI. (Credit: Google)
The witness recalls seeing a landed UFO and small creatures on the ground from August 14, 1967. Pictured: Dexter, MI. (Credit: Google)

“There was a picture of the object in the Dexter newspaper the following day of the event. I was the one who said the picture in the paper was from behind our barn. My father and mother both said it was. I knew it was from behind our barn because there was a tree in the picture in the frame with the edge of a small pond by it – then a fence and then the field with the object in it setting on the ground.”

Dexter is a city in Washtenaw County, population 4,067. Michigan has a current UFO Alert Rating of 5 with a low number of recent reports nationally. Michigan had 10 UFO reports that occurred during November 2014 – calculated at 1.01 sightings per million population.

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.

Roger Marsh

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.

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  1. I lived in Utica, Michigan around the time of this story. There was a lot of UFO activity in Michigan that summer. One story that I had heard from adults at the time was a UFO had supposedly been seen hovering above Stony Creek Lake early one Sunday morning. The craft was seen dropping a long hose into the reservoir. After it flew off, the military allegedly moved in and cordoned off the lake for the majority of the day. In spite of hearing this story, I never found anyone who could corroborate this tale. Anyone else ever heard this story?

  2. Sterling Heights Michigan late June 2014 5pm. Metallic sphere 1/8 mile above the large transmission lines running. North to South at m59 West of Schoenherr road. Viewed looking to the East with the sun at my back reflecting off of the object moving South. Object was at cloud height. Shiny maybe 25 ft in diameter. I have never seen anything like it before…

  3. Nice story. Thanks J Tallent for digging up that old photo, which by the way is an excellent photo for so many years ago.

  4. Ive seen the big metallic sphere up close near Ft.Bliss at 3am. This sighting was followed by officers immediately driving up to ask if we were ok. The object was the size of a 2 story home and Illuminating red. It was rotating at ‘medium ‘ speed and could see a beat up like metal with small curved tubes all over, also, it had small triangles on it (like the sides of a diamond). It seemed to be bobbing slightly up and down-like a ball does on water. The sighting was just under 2 minutes and was completely silent. The hight and distance , im not great with numbers but i will say we were pulled over near a street light and this object was across the street from us exactly 2 lamps ahead feet above (YES FEET) above that 2nd lamp. I have tried to make a report to mufon, I’ll keep trying.
    It’s a relief to see I’m not alone in seeing this sphere.

  5. My husband pastured cattle either in or very close to the hay field described. I think it was the Manor Farm. My husband (now deceased) told me he had cattle pastured there and had to go over from our farm each morning to feed those cows and had a pickup load of sileage and hay when he found the road blocked by the Washtenaw Cty Sheriff Dept. He told them he had to get down there to feed his cattle. After an argument with the deputies over allowing him to pass through, he told them THEY could chase down his hungry cows because they were expecting to be fed. They finally let him pass but followed him closely and watched his every movement until they escorted him back up to N. Territorial Road (the main road). This angered him because he felt people had a right to know what they were attempting to hide. I think this went on for a couple days. All of us who live in the area knew the “swamp gas” theory was just plain crap. The night before the incident I was in Ann Arbor on Pauline Street near Stadium when a brilliant light lit up the night sky. It frightened me because it became like daylight for a few seconds. I expected to read about it the next day in the Ann Arbor News, but nothing was reported that I could find. I THINK the farmer whose field is referenced was Frank Manor (going by memory. This was a long time ago). This summer I decided to see if I could locate him, but found his obituary instead. Some of those sheriff deputies must still be alive. I really think this was 1966, but it could have been 1967. The Univ. of Michigan Peach Mountain “listening” antennae are right across N. Territorial Road across from the gravel road where the incident occurred on Brand Road.

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