It's just a
weather balloon. Or is it?
Several Fond du
Lac area residents aren't surprised that
Long Lake, located near Dundee, was
recently named the top UFO hotspot in
Wisconsin. The area is notorious for
strange lights and objects, plus an
occasional crop circle.
Some people say
they've even had close encounters in the
Noah Voss, a
paranormal researcher from Sun Prairie,
compiled the UFO list after years of
research. He said he's traveled to Long
Lake numerous times to learn the
region's history and speak with
citizens. He has seen UFOs over the
lake, which he describes in "UFO
Wisconsin: A Progress Report." The
book hit store shelves in late April.
Voss said his
book discusses UFOs but neither confirms
nor denies the existence of aliens. He
said he approaches everything with a
critical eye and doesn't draw
conclusions without hard evidence.
"People can sit
and read (the book) as a novel or take
it along (on a trip) as a road guide,"
According to paranormal
researcher Noah Voss,
these are the Top 5 UFO
hotspots in Wisconsin.
More details are
available in his book,
"UFO Wisconsin: A
No. 1 — Long Lake in Fond du Lac County.
No. 2 — Elmwood. A
sheriff claimed to see a
floating over the town.
No. 3 — Belleville. A
UFO was spotted in 1987.
No. 4 — Madison. UFOs
have been seen over the
lakes and prairies.
No. 5 — Milwaukee.
Several UFOs have been
owner of Benson's Holiday Hide-a-Way,
doesn't deny that something fishy is
going on over Long Lake. He said he has
seen many UFOs and heard stories from
He said he's
noticed multiple lights floating
overhead. He once saw orange orbs fly
through the rain and enter the clouds.
Bonnie Meyer of
Neenah said she's seen balls of light
over Long Lake. Some were gold, green
and blue. She also saw a UFO that looked
like two pyramids stuck together.
beautiful, just beautiful," she
UFO flew in low, added Meyer. It made no
"If I had a
good arm, I could have hit it with a
rock," she said.
Bob Kuehn, 77,
of Fond du Lac, said he's seen many
flashing lights above Long Lake.
"It's not new
to me," he said. "That's been going on
for over 60 years."
history shows that even the Native
Americans had unusual experiences near
Long Lake and Dundee Mountain.
"They called it
'Spirit Hill,'" he said. "There's been
strange things forever out here."
have to look up to see oddities. Crop
circles were reported in an oat field in
the late 1940s. Another circle appeared
in some cattails in 1995, he said.
"It looked like
South America from the air," he said.
become such a popular topic that
Benson's business, located at N4241 Boy
Scout Drive, Campbellsport, started
hosting UFO Daze with Kuehn. The
celebration, which marks its 20th
anniversary this July, attracts hundreds
of people, some from other countries,
including New Zealand.
come and share their experiences without
being laughed at or scoffed at," he
Meyer said she
used to dole out such ridicule.
"In 1974, my
best friend got involved in UFOs, and I
thought she was off her rocker," she
Meyer did all
she could to prove her friend wrong —
until a camping trip in 1976 changed her
perspective. She said she was on a road
near New London when a round, silver
craft landed. She said an alien walked
out and invited her to his ship. He was
about 5-feet, 2-inches tall and was
wearing a silver suit and helmet, she
The ship flew
through space for a short while the
alien communicated with her
telepathically, she said. He told her
that aliens, at least the good kind,
feared for humanity because of violence
Meyer said she's met several friendly
aliens. One of her favorites, she said,
was a 7-foot-tall alien that resembled a
large bird. He had an eagle's head, a
soft blue down and paws with talons.
"He was the
most compassionate being I have ever
met," she said.
that she's never been afraid because the
aliens were kind.
"We're at a
point where we could destroy ourselves
or become more spiritual," she recalled
one saying. "They don't want that to
Kuehn says he's
also communicated with religious aliens.
One that he's encountered is even a
Christian, he said. Ezeata, an alien
from the Plaidian star system, has
communicated with him telepathically for
about 10 years, he said.
He added that
Ezeata visits Long Lake occasionally,
even though the journey takes about 500
"She calls me
'Bobby,'" he said. "No one calls me
Kuehn said his
encounters date back to when he was
about 4 years old. At the time, he lived
in Lomira. One night, the front of his
bed lifted off the floor, and he floated
out the window, he said. He has no
memory of what happened afterward.
"For a certain
reason, they picked me up, and I don't
know why," he said.
that he later developed telepathy and
one day felt a strange object in his
left ear lobe. He thought it was a chip
but was afraid to go to the doctor.
He said the
chip was gone when he went to remove it.
UFO Daze to let people discuss their
encounters and sightings. The event ends
with people sitting outside, watching
Long Lake for glowing objects.
what's going on," he said. "They know
we're out there looking for them."
she's been attacked by skeptics and
knows others who've been criticized. So
she helped found The Lightside, a UFO
study group that draws members from
throughout the Fox Valley.
organization meets from 1 to 4 p.m. on
the fourth Sunday of every month at
Goodwill in Oshkosh. Anyone is welcome
to learn more about UFOs, share their
stories or discuss sightings without
fear of ridicule.
Meyer said she
does understand why people would be
"I was in their
shoes at one time," she said. "Once you
see it and realize it, you can't go back