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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/4/2000 17:00 (Entered as : 10/04/00 17:00)
Reported: 10/4/2000 02:47
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Niles, MI
Shape: Triangle
Duration:seconds
((NUFORC Note: We have not seen any cogent evidence that there is anything unusual about the contrails that appear in the airspace above the U. S.. PD))

Cursor shaped objects over SW Michgan

Over the past week in the skies over SW Michigan we have been subjected to heavy contrail spraying. This was my reason for watching the sky. With my binoculars and video camera ready I watched and taped as continuous streams of high flying aircraft left trail after trail in all directions. There has been a constant sound of distant jet roars in the sky but with no visible craft and this over a fairly rual area. This day though the sound was much louder and followed shortly by the sound of a low level helicopter. While trying to get the helicopter on my video camera I noticed strange movements from behind the haze of a contrail directly overhead. After several unsuccessful attempts to focus in on the object with the camera I opted for the binoculars. Looking in the direction of the roars I saw something move across my field of vision so I tracked along with it and could not believe my eyes. My first impression was that it was a bird soaring in a thermal but then it began to move in the sky so fluidly and was then joined by two similar craft and then performed a beautiful aerial display and crossed huge expanses in the sky seemingly accelerating and decelerating at will and turning on a dime. I was just recently at the Chicago Air show and watched the Blue Angels do their stuff and it does'nt even come close to what I witnessed. My entire world has been rocked by this experience and I cannot seem to let it go as nothing. My original reason for watching the sky that day was to gather evidence of contails on tape and stumbled upon this with an open mind and have been completly convinced of the existance of something in our skies. I have some very interesting video that has freaked many people out but without the ability to see it frame by frame I don't know what I have here. Many good detectable objects in the sky moving in strange ways but due to distance and speed of the objects focus is less than perfect. Some appeared to be similar to a cursor shape and some disc shaped objects that reflect su! nlight a nd have stealth type obscurity with different positions. Now that I have seen this and know where to look when you hear the sounds in the sky I have seen this 3 seperate times and I feel that my eyes deceive me. It is as though the contrais are acting as shield to try to obscure what is happening above. I'm frightened and feel that this was of significance enough to report it here.