While UFOs are a popular topic the world over, one of the forgotten histories within Michigan is the 1966 UFO sighting over Dexter and near Hillsdale College. Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office spoke to Frank Mannor and his son, and strange sightings were corroborated by others, including officers.
The incident gained national attention and eventually led to the invitation of Hynek to the area by congressman Weston Vivian. The swamp gas explanation did little to quell interest and belief in UFOs, and eventually, the Condon Committee was formed examining hundreds of UFO files from the Air Force’s Project Blue Book.
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