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WTIP visits with 'Pleiadian Ambassador' near Lake Superior

Christine Day at her property near Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
Christine Day at her property near Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

In 1994, Cook County property owner and taxpayer Christine Day had an experience that changed the course of her life. On that day, according to Day, she had an encounter with aliens.

The encounter was with a group she refers to as the Pleiadians. The scene unfolded in northern California. It has been nearly 25 years since the encounter took place, and during that time Day has made a comfortable living traveling across planet Earth sharing what she learns from and experiences she continues to have with the Pleiadians. Day leads seminars and retreats in places such as Brazil and Minneapolis, while also producing videos where large crystals, Day claims, transfer energy from other life forms not of this planet.

Day and her presence in Cook County surfaced to the public sphere in the summer and fall of 2018. During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Nov. 27, the board approved an interim-use permit for Day and her associate Alisa Logan. The permit allows for continued use of the property just east of Grand Marais and near Lake Superior to host retreats that focus on connecting with the Pleiadians and, basically, to help people improve their lives. And whatever their intentions with the retreats, Day and Logan did stir angst in their neighborhood near Lake Superior.

After some of Day’s neighbors shared their concerns to both the planning commission and county board, Day was asked to reduce the number of people who attend the retreats to 25 and to keep the hours of activity from the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Day agreed to these terms, while also opting to install a wall as a means to reduce sound near the garage where some of the activities take place.

Meanwhile, public comments in county meetings and social media posts indicate a number of local residents are uncomfortable with Day’s presence and what she does in Cook County. In addition, the fact a known member of an extremist and polygamist branch of the Mormon Church recently purchased land in the county further raised tension among some residents that extremists are zeroing in on Cook County as a place to escape the pressures of society.

WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs recently visited the property owned by Day and Logan near Lake Superior. He shares this report.