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Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/18/2001 01:00 (Entered as : 09/18/01 01:00am)
Reported: 9/21/2001 14:32
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Wayne, MI
Shape: Circle
Duration:45min.
A round circle of white light split off into 3 circles which rotated around location of original circle every 2 or 3 seconds.

A round circle of white light was seen against a partially clouded sky.Impossible to determine altitude. This circle split up into 3 other circles of approximately the same size as the original circle, and proceded to move outward at rapid speed in a clockwise direction, merging into one circle again at points equidistant from each other. After merging, the 3 circles appeared as one circle again and paused in this location for perhaps 1/2 second before repeating the same splitting up into a 3 circle pattern. This whole process took approximately 2 or 3 seconds for each repitative pattern. This pattern was repeated over and over again for 45 minutes and then suddenly disappeared.The light pattern remained in the same location in the sky, that is to say, in the northeast about 45 degrees above the horizon. We have had no further sightings of this phenomenon as of today, Sept. 21st. We are two retired school teachers, sound of mind and body, and witnessed this event from our own backyard.