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Occurred : 23:00 (Entered as : 04/00/80 23:00)
Reported: 11/7/1999 03:57
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Cohoctah, MI
Shape: Unknown
Duration:15 min
I Know this was 20 years ago. It still bothers me that I never reported it, so here it is, you can throw it away if you want, but what I saw was and will always be a UFO (I am getting goosebumps as I write this). My friend and I (I was 20, he was 19)where at my house and decided to go to the small party store in the town of Cohoctah and get a pop. It was around 10:00 P.M. We left the store and headed east a few miles out of town into Deerfield township. We where out in the sticks on some back road when I asked him to pull over so I could go to the bathroom. I was standing outside the car taking a pee and looking up into to sky. (It was a clear night, I could see the stars in the sky), Then I saw this dark object above the trees (it didn't have any lights, I thought it was a Blimp or something of that nature) it was quiet and just glided over our heads. It was only 100' above my head and blocked out the stars as it flew by. I closed my eyes hoping it was just a cloud, but then, as it flew west, I noticed a small light at the rear. My friend and I were totally amazed at what we saw and got back in the car and headed west back to my house (the same direction this object was heading). At times we could still see that small light on it's tail as it flew parallel to the road we were driving on. We lost sight of it about 2 miles from my house (trees along the side of the road made it hard at times to keep track). When we pulled in my driveway (here come the goosebumps again)we stood in my front yard talking about what we saw, when all of a sudden, across the road over a 30 acre hay field this huge set of lights turned on! it was approx 100' above the ground. no sound at all (totally took as by surprise). It had round lights, about 8 they were in a circle. They lit up the whole hay field, and I could see the tree line beyond, it was amazing (it reminded me of what you see when lighting flashes at night and briefly you can see things far away)I could see the details of everything around. I ran to my front door to get my Dad,when I looked back at my friend, he was standing there with his mouth dropped wide open, just frozen, he was lit up like a car was in front of him with its head light on. I was screaming for my dad, as he came running from bed and turned the corner to come outside , the lights turned off, we pointed out to him the little light floating away from us. (note: The lights were on for 30 seconds or so). Two things I have to point out. First, there was no sound. We lived in a farming area,you could hear car comming a mile down the road. There was no noise at all! Second, another friend of mine saw the same thing about five years later in the same location. They built a home back in the woods about a 1/2 mile from that site. His wife was washing dishes and it was late in the evening when she saw a huge set of lights come on behind their house. It was the same thing I just described. She could see all the trees and stuff as it hovered just above them, then, the lights turned off and it was gone.