Lake Erie UFO – The Hovering Vessel

Lake Erie UFO

This article will be covering the Lake Erie UFO sighting of March 4, 1988 in the USA.

The Bakers

The Baker family were on their way home from a nice dinner out at about 8.30 pm on March the 4th. The family consisted of the parents, Sheila and Henry Baker, and their three children.

They were passing the waterfront of Lake Erie when Shelia noticed something on the lake surface. They pulled the car over to investigate further.

When they got closer to the scene they were shocked to find a strange football shaped object rocking back and forth on the water’s surface.

It had brilliant white lights shining out of it’s ends and it seemed to make no sound when it levitated there. Without warning the object started to move towards the shoreline and the Bakers made a mad dash back to the car. They got in and drove home as fast as they could go.

When they got home they could still see the object from one of the house windows that looked out over the lake. Now it seemed to have changed the colors of it’s lights to red and blue.

They phoned the police at once but were referred through to the local coastguard. As Shelia was on the phone to the coastguard the rest of the family witnessed the UFO suddenly shoot out strange triangular objects that began darting around independently.

These strange triangular craft seemed to be moving towards the nearby Perry nuclear power plant.

The Lake Erie UFO Investigation

Seaman James Power and Petty Officer John Knaub arrived from the coastguard to find out more about what the Baker’s had witnessed. The family pointed out the UFO and the men decided to take a closer look.

There was a strong layer of ice over the lake due to the winter weather and as the men approached the UFO they heard it crack and rise. This ice break only seemed to happen when the UFO got closer to the surface of the water.

The two coastguards knew they were witnessing something unique and decided to radio in to their base straight away. When on the radios the Baker family heard the men say words to this effect:

“Be advised the object appears to be landing on the lake… There are other objects moving around it. Be advised these smaller objects are going at high rates of speed. There are no engine noises and they are very, very low.”

The coastguard’s vessel was still on the water at this point and one of the triangles decided to investigate it further. It spun over from the UFO and hovered above the boat for a few seconds before returning to it’s mother ship.

Suddenly all the triangles came racing back across the water to the main UFO body and re-entered it. The lights on the UFO changed color and the triangles re-emerged from it and formed a pattern above the craft.

Without warning the UFO and the strange triangles disappeared into thin air leaving no trace of their visit other than the cracked surface ice.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Lake Erie UFO case please leave them in the comment section below.

10 comments on “Lake Erie UFO – The Hovering Vessel

  1. Leslie charteris story ‘Dawn’ written in 1947 mentions lake erie.The enigmatic story is being studied in

  2. I am semen James powers I was the one in the Coast Guard then back in 1988 I was looking for video of an interview I was done in but can’t seem to find it do you know of anyone that’s out there

    1. I don’t personally James but this site gets a lot of visitors – maybe someone would be kind enough to reply to your comment with the info you are looking for? I would love to see that video myself!

  3. Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but in my research of the deaths of my aunt and uncle, Richmond Heights Police Chief Joseph Collins and his wife Pat, I discovered the homicide/suicide incident occurred within minutes of the initial sighting and less than a few miles away on the night of March 4, 1988.

    1. Hi Christopher,

      Forgive me but I just re-read the article (it was published a while back now) and I’m struggling to find the homicide incident you have mentioned. Could I ask if this incident actually involved your relatives mentioned?

      Sorry for the confusion!

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