Michigan UFO was a military training exercise

UFO sighting websites lit up this week after several residents in northern lower Michigan phoned 9-1-1 to report suspicious, unexplained lights in the night sky.

But the conspiracy theory didn’t live long.

A military official confirmed today that the lights likely were decoy flares used in a large-scale training exercise that they promoted via press release the morning of the 9-1-1 calls.

Teff explained that flare decoys, which were used to mimic air-to-ground missiles, are easily visible from the ground. “This is a training practice environment,” he said. “There’s no real missiles out there, but we have to practice like they’re really fighting.”

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