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Occurred : 12/14/2004 05:15 (Entered as : 12/14/2004 05:15)
Reported: 12/20/2004 6:18:07 PM 18:18
Posted: 1/11/2005
Location: Brooklyn, MI
Shape: Light
Duration:2 minutes
Bright orange light flares, changes into tight cluster of blinking lights that moves erratically over Brooklyn, Michigan.

While up late working on a graphic design project, I looked out of my studio window to see a large orange ball of light sitting motionless above a stand of trees a few hundred yards away due east of my home. The light was approximately the size of the full moon. The moment I thought "what the hell is that" the light quickly flashed an intense white and became a tight cluster of arhythmically blinking red and white lights. The object began to zig zag and bob up and down slowly to the southeast. With tree branches as references I could tell that the object was bobbing up and down and moving erratically much like a hummingbird or like a boat on choppy waters. The object then made a turn to the north until it was due east of my position, approximately where the Michigan International Speedway is located. The object was still blinking very erratically and quickly and its motion was still 'jumpy'. At this point the object meandered toward the east over the Irish Hills/US-12 area of south central Lower Michigan as I lost sight of it. The entire duration of the sighting lasted about two to three minutes.