Throwback Thursday: Piedmont was "UFO Headquarters" in February 1973

Thursday, August 29, 2019
From Wayne County Journal Banner and Daily American Republic archive files.

Until February 1973, Piedmont's greatest claim to fame was its location near Clearwater Lake. All that changed Feb. 21, 1973 when Reggie Bone and a group of basketball players sighted a silent craft hovering in a field while returning from a basketball tournament in Dexter. That sighting touched off a flurry of world wide media attention for several weeks in 1973, making Piedmont "UFO Headquarters."