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Occurred : 8/19/2004 22:00 (Entered as : 08/19/2004 22:00)
Reported: 8/23/2004 7:38:45 AM 07:38
Posted: 8/24/2004
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Shape: Triangle
Duration:5 minutes
Triangular shaped object seen on Aug, 19, 2004 near Ann Arbor, MI

On Thursday, August 19, 2004 at around 10:00 p.m. I was driving home from a late dinner with colleagues. I was driving westbound on M-14, an expressway in Southeastern Michigan. I have driven this expressway for the last 20 years (I am a serial commuter) and I know it like the back of my hand. It was dark out and as I rounded a corner I noticed a large, bright object just over the trees up ahead of me. As I got closer, I noticed that the light came from three large circles with a flashing orange circle in the middle. They were in a triangular pattern. The light was an extremely white, very intense light. I was the only car on the westbound side of the expressway so I slowed way down to around 10-15 mph, almost to a stop.

The object was about 200 feet in the air, just past the Gotfredson Road exit (going westbound), on the south side and about 50 yards off the expressway. At first I couldn’t see the structure that the circles of light were attached to but as I got closer and was more directly under it, I noticed that the lights were attached to a triangular shaped object. The only way I saw the structure was because it was slightly darker than the night sky. It had some depth but probably wasn’t more than 30 feet deep. I thought it was odd that the lights did not throw any reflection up to the structure. The lights had no reflective properties at all. Even the ground below was not lit up by any light. With as bright as these lights were and how close it was to the ground, I couldn’t understand why nothing was lit up.

This thing was large. It was the size of a 747 or so, if a 747 could be triangular. The ends of the triangle were blunted, they were not sharp. The object made no noise. This particular section of the expressway has no development and is surrounded by crop fields and stands of woods. There is no lighting or large buildings. When I slowed down to a crawl, I noticed that this thing was staying stock-still and was making no noise. None. I watched the object for about two more minutes. It never moved. The only motion was the orange light blinking in the middle of the three white lights.