|Occurred : 11/2/2005 19:10 (Entered as : 11/02/05 19:10)
Reported: 11/3/2005 8:38:20 AM 08:38
Location: Wyoming, MI
|I observed what appeared to be an aircraft on final to GR-Ford w/ landing lights of a larger than usual aircraft.
Description: (1) circular/sphere (large ball) multiple colored lites flashing on one side intermittently. Appeared to be like a disco ball then turned and went away ....with the back side view looking like a small version of a hazy full moon (solid white flat circle w/ no lites).
Low in the southwest sky (225-240 degrees).......clear visibility........52degree temp.......lite wind.......duration 30-40 min.
Observed with high powered binoculars......(12-36x70 zoom: 156ft./1000yds.@12x52mm/1000m@12x).
My background is: 56/male/ former 50tn captains license,(boats), military aircraft pilot, (roto-wing), US-Power Squadron instructor.......and Special Forces/101st Abn veteran. I am trained in navigation, including celestial.
I have never seen anything...... that appeared to be unidentifiable such as this and am very familiar w/ satellites. This object was considerably larger than a satellite and much closer.
((ADDENDUM FROM WITNESS))
false alarm.......appears to be *Venus with a light show......dis-regard previous report from 11/2/05
((NUFORC Note: Probable sighting of Mars. PD))