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Occurred : 7/31/2001 23:40 (Entered as : 07/31/01 23:40)
Reported: 8/1/2001 12:05
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Traverse City, MI
Shape: Light
Duration:2 minutes
Light spotted over Traverse City Mi. traveling at a high rate of speed 11:40 July 31 ,2001

It was about 11:40 Pm. and I was laying in bed looking at the stars through the window.I noticed a bright orange/red light that I know was higher then commercial jets.fly. I would guess that if a commercial jet flies 36 to 45 thousand feet this was flying about 3 times that height. It was hard to try and determine the speed but I can say that it went from the southwest to the northeast until I could not see it any longer in about 2 minutes. I have seen satelites at night before and this was no satilite. It went in a straight line...I started thinking while I was watching this thing that when looking at airliners flying at night they almost look like they are not moving. But this object was moving and moving fast. Funny color too. Orange and red.