|Occurred : 7/29/2003 04:30 (Entered as : 07/29/03 04:30)
Reported: 7/29/2003 2:33:46 AM 02:33
Location: Harrison Township, MI
|((NUFORC Note: We suspect a celestial body, either a star or a planet, may have been the cause of this sighting, although that is pure conjecture on our part. PD))
Bright yellow object in southern sky moved around constantly for 35 minutes while maintaining its position above the earth.
Observed what appeared to be a star at first, but it was bright yellow, which seemed odd. Object was approximately 60 degrees above the horizon, and in a southerly direction from my vantage point. I saw it move and assumed it must be an airplane or helicopter, but after ten minutes of observation, its location did not appear to have changed, although it seemed to be moving from side to side. In fact, it was bobbing all over the place, although it never moved more than approximately 4 to 5 times its own diameter. I observed it for at least twenty minutes, and it was moving almost the entire time, i.e., it would remain stationary for five or ten seconds at a time, and then resume motion. At first I thought I might be imagining it, or that some atmospheric condition was creating the illusion of motion, but it's a very clear night here, and cool, and I'm now convinced that the object was moving, although in general it appears to be stationary relative to the earth. It's now 5:11 am EST. I'm going outside to see if it's still there. It's now 5:15 am. It's still there, and in the same position. If it's a star, it seems that it should be in a different position by now, 36 minutes after I first observed it. Also, I noticed that while there are a few stars visible in the northern sky, there are no stars visible in the southern sky where this object is located. I can't tell if it's overcast to the south - too much glare from the lights around the apartment complex. But whatever it is, it's still there and it's still bouncing around. That's about all I can tell you. It may be of interest to you that I live very close to Selfridge Air National Guard Base and there was an air show at the base from Friday through Sunday. I've lived here for 25 years and there have been persistent rumors about UFO activity around the base.