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Unexplained lights shine over Plover

PLOVER (WAOW)—When Lisa Woyak was driving her daughters home from cheerleading Monday night she saw something in the sky that astonished her.

"I saw what I thought was an explosion in the air and I thought I had just witnessed a plane crash" Woyak told Newsline 9. 

Lisa's stories correspond with firsthand accounts from other people around Central Wisconsin since Sunday night.

Kris Zasada has also seen the lights.  She told Newsline 9 by phone her initial suspicions lead her to believe a plane crash had taken place. 

"We were like 'Oh my gosh where did that come from, what was that?" she said. 

The accounts of the women in Portage County have been echoed by people all over Central Wisconsin.  Newsline 9 viewers have been calling the WAOW-TV newsroom and posting on the station's Facebook page asking for information on what has been appearing overhead every night this week.

Plover Police Chief Dwayne Wierzba said despite the chatter around the region, only one resident called the department about the lights. 

"No Ghostbusters, no UFO hunters, about a week ago I noticed there were some Chinook military helicopters that were flying just north of the village.  I'm assuming that's what it might have been" he said.

Officials with Stevens Point Municipal Airport and Fort McCoy near Tomah both told Newsline 9 they have not scheduled any military exercises or heard reports of unusual activity this week.

Newsline 9 has contacted the Wisconsin National Guard, and is awaiting their response to the reports.   

Online Reporter (WAOW)

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