|Occurred : 7/2/1999 23:54 (Entered as : 07/02/1999 23:54 pm)
Reported: 6/16/2002 3:06:26 PM 15:06
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Duration:40 to 60 seconds
|I WAS SITTING ON MY PORCH, I WAS FACING EAST. AT 23:54 I HAD SEEN A SLOW MOVING LIGHT OFF IN THE DISTANCE. THIS IS NOT UNUSUAL SINCE YOU CAN SEE AIRCRAFT COMING IN FOR A LANDING WITH THIER LANDING LIGHTS ON. AFTER STARRING AT THE OBJECT FOR SEVERAL SECONDS I NOTICED THERE WAS NO SOUND AND THE OBJECT BEGAN TO DECREASE IN SPEED. AT THAT TIME THE LIGHT BEGAN TO INTINSIFY FOR ABOUT FIVE TO SEVEN SECONDS. THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN IT TOOK OFF AT AN ANGLE OR A CURVE INTO THE SKY UNTIL IT WAS NO LONGER VISABLE.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. Two identical reports submitted for June 2, 1999, and July 2, 1999. We will attempt to clarify with the witness. PD))