GENESEE COUNTY, MI — Feeling like you’re approaching the final frontier, Genesee County?
Just weeks after a man told police he spotted an unidentified flying object above the Rave theaters in Flint Township, three more sightings — one each in the Flint, Flushing and Grand Blanc areas — have been made to the Mutual UFO Network.
This month alone, 13 online reports from the county have been made to MUFON, ranging from randomly flashing, multi-colored lights to to a large, glowing object to a bright orange light hovering above tree tops.
“I believe a great deal of the reason for the ever-growing number of reports is growing popularity of both UFOs and MUFON in general,” said Robert Nolan, chief investigator with MUFON, who said he may visit the county this weekend to have a look around for himself.
“The paranormal television shows, coupled with the internet have really been letting people know we’re out here,” Nolan said in an e-mail to MLive-Flint Journal. “They no longer see things and stay hush-hush because they fear what their neighbors will think.
“They have an outlet now that they can report these things too. My guess would be, as long as MUFON and UFOs in general get more attention, we’ll get more reports.”
Whatever the reason, those reports are skyrocketing.
In a separate report, a witness at an unidentified location in Flint said that at 9:13 p.m. Sunday, he saw a diamond-shaped, stationary object flashing brilliant colors of white, red, blue and green.
“I lost sight of the object … just exactly as though someone had flipped a switch and shut them all off at the same time — they were gone,” the report said.
Also Sunday, a woman in the Grand Blanc area, near U.S. 23 and the Grand Blanc Road exit, made an online report that she saw something she couldn’t explain — a triangular object hovering over an apartment complex with at least three red and six to eight bright white lights at about 10:45 p.m.
Earlier this month, MLive-Flint Journal reportedon a