investigators looking into UFO sighting along
08/12/04 - The
Courier-Wedge / Durand, Wisconsin
by Deb Claxton
family is still shaken after their recent
encounter with a UFO which took place near
Durand along Hwy. 10 on Friday, July 23rd.
interviewing the family, nationally and
locally known UFO investigators from Eau
Claire, Chad Lewis and Terry Fisk, are saying
it was a credible UFO sighting.
Lewis and Fisk
host "The Unexplained" a live
paranormal radio talk show that airs on WOLF
108 FM every Monday night from 10:00 p.m.
until midnight. They also present
conferences throughout the state on the
paranormal. Lewis has visited paranormal
sites in Nevada, New Mexico, Ireland,
Michigan, an Scotland.
Lewis and Fisk
are also investigating the recent appearance
of crop circles near Chippewa Falls.
the UFO eyewitnesses, who wish to remain
anonymous from fear of public ridicule, the
following events happened:
couple and their two children, were returning
to Mondovi from the Dairy Queen in Durand, at
around 10:15 p.m. Friday night when they saw
red lights moving around over a cornfield near
Hwy. 10 on Zittel Road.
jokingly called it a UFO and her husband
pulled off the road to get a better look at
While they were
parked, the whole family watched a large gray
triangular shaped craft pass silently over
their car. They estimate that the UFO
was about 300 feet above their car traveling
at about 5 mph. They watched until it
disappeared behind the trees. The father
wanted to get a better look at the UFO so they
returned to Mondovi so he could get his
glasses, and then drove back to the corn field
on Zittel Road.
The lights were
still zooming around above the corn
field. At one point, two lights looked
like they were going to crash into each other
at a high rate of speed, similar to a head-on
collision. At the last second, they
stopped and stayed next to each other.
is a drawing of what the UFO
looked like that was seen
along Hwy. 10 between Durand
and Mondovi Friday, July
investigators from Eau Claire
are currently investigating
the mother, "That's when I knew this was
something that wasn't of this earth.
There's no type of aircraft that we know of
that can take off at that rate of speed and
stop on a dime while in mid air."
family was watching the lights in the sky, the
noticed an extremely bright light coming down
the road behind them. Since there was
only one light, they thought it was a
motorcycle with it's high beam on. They
pulled into the driveway of a farm house to
let the motorcycle pass. When it didn't
pass, they thought maybe it was trying to turn
into [the] driveway they were blocking, so
they backed up and headed down the road
towards the light. When they got to the
point where they should have passed the
motorcycle, the light disappeared.
That's when the family really got scared and
decided to return to their house as quickly as
emphasized that before this incident happened,
they didn not believe in UFOs and thought the
people who reported seeing them were
crazy. Now their beliefs have been
shaken and the wife is afraid to drive at
just like to know if anyone else in the area
saw the same thing we did."
UFO websites, the family kept coming across
the names of Chad Lewis and Terry Fisk, so
they decided to contact them.
I interviewed the entire family. They
seemed sincere, and their versions of what
happened were extremely consistent. They
took us out to the roads and showed us where
the events took place. I can't see that
they would have anything to gain by making up
a story since they wish to remain
anonymous," Fisk said.
investigators used their equipment to
investigate the sight [sic], which includes a
Geiger counter, tri-field meter or EMF meter,
night vision goggles, video cameras, and audio
recorders. They also spoke to the
farmers who live along the road. They
discovered that one homeowner was working that
night and the other family was at their
cabin. No one reported seeing any
strange lights in the area. Both farmers
also confirmed that neither had been working
in the fields with any equipment that had
Lewis and Fisk
want to warn farmers in the area about the
possibility of finding crop circles in their
fields or cattle mutilations, events which
sometimes follow UFO sightings.
the Pepin County Sheriff's Department, they
did not receive any calls about unusual lights
or UFOs on July 23rd. Buffalo County
Sheriff's Department did not return our call.
Lewis and Fisk
are interested in finding other people in the
area who may have witnessed something unusual
on July 23rd. You can contact them at
their website: http://www.chadlewis.com/