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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/12/1997 01:00 (Entered as : 08/12/97 01:00)
Reported: 8/13/1997 23:54
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Shape: light
Duration:1 hr 20 mins
Summary : Small distant white light floating about the east side of Grand Rapids during the night. Flashing green and red lights, not much movement, but aparently a UFO because it was gone less than an hour later. Had small movements, but kept generally steady and remained in the same location for over a half hour.

The object was a white light with green and red flashing lights. The white light appered to blink on and off, or just different brightness. Well I was sitting at a local school at about midnight when I looked up and noticed the flashing lights. When I began to study it more, I noticed that it was not a plane because it wasn't moving. I thought that I saw it moving up and down swiflty but not more than just a little, so maybe my eyes were just shifting. Then I thought that it was just a star blinking. So I called the police department, and they told me serveral other people had reported the same incident. Well, I wasn't sure then. I got a friend and showed him, he didn't believe that it was a UFO, he said it was just a star. So I gave it up, I mean who would believe that I saw a UFO anyways. So I went on AOL for a while, and I went back out to check it at 2:30 am, and it was gone. No trace of the object anywhere. How many stars can disappear like that. So I came ! here to report it as soon as I was convinced. As far as I know, there was only one object. I only saw one that is. And it really didn't have any shape. I mean it did look like it was very far away. A coulpe of things, there was another star on the west horizon, which the police thought I was seeing, and it wasn't it. And there was a meteior shower tonight, but It wasn't that either. So people might try to say I'm seeing things, but I know what I saw. I'm an 18 year old male, fresh out of high school. I'll be attending college in the fall. I've always belived in UFO's, in fact I think that they aren't friendly. They might be nice, but why would they be so secret in learning about us. I'm not mentally retarded, in fact I graduated the third highest GPA in my class. I was not drunk nor high on anything. My friends will prove that to you that I'm not into that junk. Well, I've said enough, believe if you want to. But be prepared whent he truth comes out, I think you'll be shocked.