On March 8, 1994, more than 100 Michigan residents saw something inexplicable hover over the Great Lake. That night, scores of people reported seeing mysterious lights in the sky that occasionally split off and went in opposite directions or flashed different colors, as if they were part of a ship aspiring to land. Unsolved Mysteries Volume 3, Episode 2, “Something in the Sky” examines this particular phenomenon and interviews several key figures and witnesses of that night.
One of the most compelling witnesses is meteorologist Jack Bushong. He tracked the “lights” by radar while working for the National Weather Service in Ottawa County. As a radar operator, Bushong managed to record the phenomenon as it hovered in an almost perfect triangular shape in the sky.
At the time, Bushong was afraid to go public with his findings because the National Weather Service didn’t want to be known as a UFO hub, and Bushong became a joke among his staff. He had to quit his job in Michigan altogether and took a new job with the NWS in Georgia.
Nowadays, past UFO reports are taken a little more seriously since the Pentagon released official intelligence reports on some government findings.
Therefore, Bushong was confident in participating in Netflix Unsolved Mysteries and hopes other people will come forward and share their personal stories of March 8, 1994 by providing his information and experiences along with other eyewitnesses of that night. Perhaps someone has the key that will reveal exactly what these people saw in the sky.
Unsolved mysteries: Any news on the alleged UFO case in Michigan?
The new episode is up to date with the information we have, and Netflix has also released additional content which you can check out here. The files uploaded by Netflix include a transcript of the 911 calls made the night of the alleged UFO sighting, a copy of the police report, the report by Virginia Tilly (former Mutual UFO Network reporter), and more.
We still don’t know what the lights in the sky were for, although it certainly looks like something was up there that night; whether or not you believe it was an alien UFO is another story.
In the episode, Jack Bushong said he’s been obsessed with this incident for decades and will probably spend the rest of his life trying to solve the mystery, so maybe one day we’ll have answers, and who knows?
super snoop u/VULCAN_WITCH shared a follow-up interview published in the Chicago Tribune in a thread on the r/UnsolvedMysteries subreddit in 1995 about the episode that may shed more light on the incident.
Leo Grenier, the director of the National Weather Service in Muskegon, said: “I don’t believe for a minute it was any extraterrestrial structure; I think there’s a pretty strong Earthly explanation for what happened.”
Interestingly in the Unsolved Mysteries Subsequently, Bushong said the NWS tried to cover up the entire incident and sweep it under the rug so its name would not be associated with UFO “maniacs.” Maybe Grenier just said that to save face.
But then he went on to say that he believed the Federal Aviation Administration knew what went on that night and that he, Grenier, had a theory that contradicted the idea of extraterrestrial visitors. Not wanting to get into trouble, Grenier then said he might reveal his thoughts once he retires.
“I think I know what it was, but I’m not going to tell you. As soon as I retire from the National Weather Service, I might tell someone.”
Unfortunately Grenier seems to have passed away in 2005.
What do you think of the alleged 1994 UFO sighting in Michigan? Unsolved Mysteries now streaming on Netflix.
https://netflixlife.com/2022/10/20/unsolved-mysteries-suspected-michigan-ufo-case-updates/ Has there been an update?