Date: April 23, 1971
Source: Ashland, WI Press, April 23, 1971
Strange Lights In Sky Seen
Strange lights have been sighted in the sky in both the Ashland and Ironwood areas,
according to reports from both the Ashland and Ironwood Police
Ironwood police officer officers reported aerial sights at
11:45 p.m. (EST) Tuesday and again at 2:45 a.m. (EST) Wednesday.
at the Ashland department noted moving lights in the sky at 1:45 a.m.
Wednesday approximately the same time the Ironwood department reported the
objects. The report said at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, an Ashland officer saw
double and single lights in the Northeast. The officers said the lights
appeared to change positions about six times and then went out.
Police Donald Tolliver said similar objects have been sighted regularly by
his men since January. One officer said that the lights are usually in the
north or northeast and often in formation and the speed was
The lights assumed a recognizable shape for Veikko Jarvi, a
Saxon area dam keeper. He saw them around the second sighting at 2:47
He said they were half moon size, like a disk with windows.