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Occurred : 7/10/1985 18:30 (Entered as : 07/10/1985 18:30)
Reported: 12/3/2003 5:28:12 PM 17:28
Posted: 12/9/2003
Location: Flint, MI
Shape: Triangle
Duration:5 - 10 minutes
Sleek Triangle Object, Two rows of lights

This event happened back when Cosby was still Prime Time with new episodes, but I remember it better than any TV show I've ever seen. I was just a kid from a rather conservative and religious family, who didn't give much thought or attention to things outside of the normal daily routine. I had a friend who witnessed the event with me, my next door neighbor, ((name deleted)). She was three years younger than myself. We were outside in the early evening playing catch the sun had just set. The lights from the dead end street we lived on put a soft light on her yard which was next to the field. She threw the ball up into the air, and when I looked up to get a good position on the ball I noticed a formation of helicopters traveling in a southeastern formation. I counted six or so, which were making fast progress, in single file. The ball hit the ground. I commented how strange it was to see that many helicopters traveling together and in that formation when we both heard a rather deep pulsating noise which made us both look toward the field. I yelled, "hey, ((name deleted)), common!" and we both ran toward the edge of the field which was just between her house and the beginning of the first row of maple and birch trees. There it was. In a word, huge. I had the impression that if it were on the ground, it would be the size of two houses. I have often wondered how high the object was off the ground and if it were larger than that, but it sounded like it was close to us based on the volume of the thing. The noise could be described as a vibration that came in and out of the audible range ... I could feel it in my stomach. It had a strange echo or reverb which was peculiar to my ears. The object was a long triangle and had absolutely no features to be distingushed apart from its lights. I observed it as a very smooth and completely black object against a dark blue night sky. There were no wings and I could see no jet intakes, hover vents, or anything which would explain its motion ... indeed it appeared to be floating very slowly maybe 100 ft above the treeline. The trees it seemed to be over were not impacted or moved by the object like a helicopter or hover plane would produce. The object appeared to be moving west, slightly to the south. It gave me the impression of something ducking behind cover and waiting for the coast to clear. Unless it was a sharply angled triangular blimp, it had no means by which I could determine it staying airborne. I expect I was looking at the bottom of the object, except that the angle it was moving up and westward made me think it was the side of the object. There were two series of lights, 5 running its length (on either side, or top and bottom depending on your perspective). Each light in the row was a different color, but corresponded to the row of ligts on the other side. Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, White. (not sure about the order). I wanted to get a better view of the object, and began running to get a better position to observe before it moved out of our visual range due to our low obervation ground and all the tall objects around us (houses and trees) when it vanished. No flash, to streak, no change in noise volume ... it just stopped being there. It changed my worldview forever.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))