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Occurred : 9/24/1999 19:30 (Entered as : 9/24/99 19:30)
Reported: 9/26/1999 19:57
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Troy, MI
Shape: Triangle
Duration:2-3 Minutes
Very very large triangular object outlined with lights appearing from the west, stopping briefly, then disappearing in the east at a very high rate of speed.

At 7:30pm (dusk) my two children aged 5 and 10 were playing in the back yard. I heard them calling for me (Dad! Dad!) in very excited voices. Before I could get outside, they arrived at the door out of breath, telling me of a huge triangular shaped object that hovered over the area, then "took off" at a such a high rate of speed that the lights around the edges, and other lights on the bottom, were blurred. No sound was heard. Shortly after the craft disappeared past the eastern tree line, both boys described a very bright red light beam apparently coming up from the ground in the north, then falling back down to the ground. From the vantage point that they took me to, I did see a jet passing overhead, and asked them if that was what they saw. They both immediately insisted that that was too small, and spread their arms apart wide to show me how big the object that they saw had been. I asked both boys, who have never made up stories before, to come inside and draw pictures of what they saw. I sent both boys to separate bedrooms to make a picture and them bring them to me separately. Both boy's drew the same picture without collaborating. I am convinced, that they did see something very unusual.