On the evening of March 8, 1994, residents of southwest Michigan began seeing strange things in the skies over Lake Michigan, to the south of Holland
Blue, white, red and green lights — sometimes attached to cylindrical objects and sometimes performing unusual maneuvers — were reported.
“I glanced out to the backyard and noticed four bright lights just above the tree line over our horse pasture,” Grand Haven-area resident Cindy Pravda recalled in an interview. “I had been watching the lights for about 10 minutes when one of the lights slowly moved to the left. It looked like it traveled over the highway next to our house and then slowly moved back in formation.”
Pravda, who watched the lights for about 30 minutes, was not sure if they comprised a much bigger object. In 2008, she recounted the event for the History Channel’s television show “UFO Hunters,” in an episode titled “UFO Emergency.”
That night, 911 operators began receiving calls around 9:30 from eyewitnesses who were reporting something that looked like “a string of Christmas lights” in the sky. . . .