UFO sightings explored for TV show

Firsthand accounts of unidentified flying objects in West Michigan will be told on a new television show.
Krystle Wagner
Apr 6, 2013


A film crew from the United Kingdom’s Raw Television Productions is currently in the Grand Haven area to film and interview residents for an upcoming series.

A company spokeswoman said they couldn't release the name of the show or the channel it would air due to contract issues.

The production company has previously worked with shows such as “Gold Rush” on the Discovery Channel and “Paranormal Witness” on Syfy.

Kevin Collier, who writes the Tribune's "Strange Grand Haven" column, said he supplied the program’s researcher with content of reports in the area. He said the group said their focus is Lake Michigan’s connection to paranormal activity, especially accounts of UFOs over the water.

Doug Saunders, a technical specialist and investigator for Mid-Michigan Area Paranormal Patrol, sat in the audience during a filming session as witnesses described experiences with unidentified flying objects over Lake Michigan. He said the show will draw attention to West Michigan.

“It was an interesting experience listening to what people felt they had encountered,” he said.

Connie Jones, a co-founder of the paranormal group Gathering Research and Stories of Paranormal Phenomenon, also watched the filming session. She said it was interesting to hear witnesses' stories.

To read more of this story, see Saturday’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.



A group of us were leaving the Tip after an evening celebrating a twenty first birthday was greeted by one of Grand Haven’s Finest. About the same time these “things” appeared above Dewey Hill. A number of opinions were suggested at what we were seeing (Chinese lanterns was mentioned but was quickly dismissed, although, at another evening of “ginger ales,” Chinese lanterns gained some creditability). After many minutes of gazing skyward and not coming to any conclusions, we dispersed as many of our kitchen passes were about to expire. For further verification of this sighting please contact the lady with the badge.


They need to go up to the U.P. if they want some good stories... Everyone knows they exist up there... Heck, my family alone (half from The Marquette/Big Bay area next to the Huron Mountain Club, and half from Nahma) has a TON of stories of UFO sightings up there.

I will leave you with this video that shows how real they are ;) http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8VB...


I lived in Marquette for a long while, Signal. I loved it there. However, I know how much dem Yoopers liked their beer, so I'm not sure I would put a lot of stock into their UFO sightings.


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