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Occurred : 4/23/2003 23:00 (Entered as : 04/23/03 23:00)
Reported: 5/4/2003 1:06:07 PM 13:06
Posted: 5/9/2003
Location: Montcalm County, MI
Shape: Other
Duration:
Star/Satellite Object

I would first like to say that I love Astronomy so I am always looking up at the night sky. I am also a skeptic on UFO’s. I’m the have to see it to believe it type of person. On April 23rd, 2003 around the time of 11:00p.m. to 12:00a.m. I was looking at the stars like I always do before I go to bed. As I looked out the window I saw an airplane coming from the east as I watch the plane I noticed in the north-northeast what looked to be a star like object in-between the tree moving kind of slow towards the east. I thought it must have been a satellite, as it kept moving it grew in brightness, it got as bright as Venus or Jupiter. As I watched the object my mom had let the dogs outside so I quickly ran out the door to go watch the satellite like object movie across the sky, as I got outside I didn’t seen it, it vanished. I looked around the sky but saw nothing. So I came back inside and looked out the window towards the north-northeast again and a few seconds later I saw the star-like object in-between the trees again (in the same place as before) it was moving towards the east again. As I watched the object it grew in brightness, as it kept moving it started to fade out I called my mom over to watch but she just missed it. It faded in the east. I kept watching for 5 minutes but I didn’t see anything. My mom said I must have seen a satellite, but I have never seen a satellite vanish and the go back to the same spot.