Wisconsin witness photographs unknown bright light crossing sky

Roger Marsh

Cropped version of witness image.Photo byNational UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC.org)

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A Wisconsin witness at Wisconsin Rapids reported watching and photographing a bright light crossing the sky at 8:41 p.m. on March 28, 2022, according to testimony from the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

The witness first saw the object while driving to work crossing Nepco Lake Bridge.

Cropped and enlarged version of witness image showing the object.Photo byNational UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC.org)

“I saw a very bright light in the sky,” the reporting witness stated. “I grabbed my cell phone to get a photo. I was able to get a photo although it is kind of blurry due to the fact that I was driving.”

The witness report indicated the object was seen for three minutes.

Wisconsin Rapids, WI.Photo byGoogle.

The report included one image, filed on May 22, 2023. Wisconsin Rapids is a city in and the county seat of Wood County, WI, population 18,877. Witness quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to NUFORC or to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).

Wisconsin Rating

Wisconsin was rated 23rd in U.S. UFO sightings for January 2023 with 7 cases filed, according to the MUFON February 2023 newsletter. Wisconsin shared the rating with Illinois, Minnesota, South Carolina, Maryland, and Oklahoma. California topped the list with 62 cases.

There were 38 triangle cases reported nationally in December 2022.

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Historic Wisconsin

Teen in wooded area.Photo byAnthony FominonUnsplash

A Wisconsin witness in rural Wisconsin recalled an encounter with a disc-shaped object emitting orange light at 5:30 p.m. on September 14, 1962, according to testimony from the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

The witness was with friends walking across a wooded area when an orange light in the sky was first noticed. The incident date is approximate.

“The light shone down on us and followed us until we were a half-mile or so from my parent’s house,” the reporting witness stated. “The disc was very close to us. We took some shots at it with shotguns. You could hear the pelts hit the craft.”

The witness said that the gunshots did not seem to cause a reaction from the object. The object continued following them for about a half-hour as they ran through the woods.

“It also made no sound. It just kept us in the middle of the light. You could see an outline of a round craft with the orange light in the middle.”

The witness report indicates that the object was first seen near dusk and when the object moved away, it was dark.

The report included no images, filed on April 12, 1999. Witness quotes were edited for clarity.

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ROGER MARSH is a media content producer with works in print, film, television, web, and stage. His “UFO Traffic Reports” published more than 7,000 times since 2009. He was a case researcher for the History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.”

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