Lake Linden, MI (PRWEB) September 27, 2006
At least 60 sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) have been reported across Michigan's Upper Peninsula since 1968, but for some time now the region has needed a field investigator certified by the international Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). The Michigan chapter of MUFON recently appointed the UP's only certified field investigator, Lisa A. Shiel, as the State Section Director for the UP as well as the Chief Investigator for the state of Michigan.
Documented UFO sightings in the UP include a huge, slow-moving triangle with edge lights in Dickinson County (May 2006), a disc that hovered for two minutes over Boston Location (May 1998) and three lights (one white, two green) that illuminated the night like daylight near Bessemer (August 1987). Whatever they might have been, unusual objects have certainly been observed in the skies over the Upper Peninsula.
Lisa Shiel, author of several books published by Lake Linden publisher Slipdown Mountain Publications LLC, has discussed her research and theories in TV, radio and newspaper interviews. Her new assignment as Michigan-MUFON Chief Investigator means she will coordinate the investigations of UFO sightings across the state and lead her own investigations into those reported in the UP. In her new positions, Shiel quickly assigned 27 sighting reports (from Charlevoix to Adrian) to Michigan-MUFON field investigators and personally began five investigations into reported UP sightings in Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Luce and Menominee Counties.
Worldwide, researchers estimate that only 10 percent of actual sightings are ever reported. Shiel encourages any UP residents to contact her with information about UFO sightings (recent or not) or for information about UFO investigations or Michigan-MUFON activities. She can be reached by phone at (906) 523-6101. Besides writing and researching UFOs, Shiel is also secretary/technology officer for Slipdown Mountain Publications LLC and the director/founder of the Michigan Upper Peninsula Bigfoot Organization (http://www.UPBigfoot.com).
Based in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Slipdown Mountain Publications LLC publishes fine art prints, military flight manuals, novels and nonfiction books on aviation history, the paranormal and cryptozoology. The company publishes two or three new books each year. Books may be purchased via the Slipdown Mountain website (http://www.SlipdownMountain.com) or by phoning 906-523-4118 (or 866-341-3705 toll-free).