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Occurred : 8/20/2005 22:00 (Entered as : 08/2005 22:00)
Reported: 8/20/2006 10:38:23 PM 22:38
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Detroit area, MI
Shape: Circle
Duration:2 hours or so
I repeatedly saw IMMENSE lights in the western sky that shown as brilliant as lightning and then I drove after them.

Summer, late August 2005.

I saw something in the sky.

While at Sunoco, I saw repeated flashing in the sky. At first I thought it was lightning until I saw it repeatedly flashing in the exact same areas. Over and again, tremendous lights reflecting amber and blue circled in the sky. The size and power of these lights had to be enormous and great respectively. Why do I say that? I will exlpain in a moment.

I watched from Sunoco's lot for almost twenty minutes, wondering if someone would noticed a muscle bound Black man hanging halfway out of an SUV staring in to the sky at almost ten thorty at night.

To avoid potential harassment fron the police, I pulled into the next parking lot-Bank One next door-parked, and watched for almost another fifteen minutes.

Thinking the phenomenon would go away any time, I ventured home and told my wife. From our backyard we could see the lights in the distance flashing again and again. The boys were sleep so I told my wife no to trouble them and that I was going to drive towards the lights.

I drove slowly down mainstreets, backroads, and even dirt roads as it took me towards Ypsilanti. Along the way, the flashes became bigger and the size of them more awe inspiring. Thinking that since I went to Uof M in Ann Arbor even though I was lost on the dark backwood roads, eventually I would find my way.

As I saw the lights better throught he clouds, I noticed the were reflecting upwards off something. The reflections, I estimate, were fifty to eighty feet and reflected almopst violently over and again like they were atop something spinning. It was somewhere close to Ypsilanti that I realized that the sky was discolored. Having gone camping numerous times, I know that the lights ina great number makethe sky reflect a deep violet and makes the stars hazy to see. In the country setting, the sky had a slight violet tint to it because it was not so far removed from townships, cities, and the like to have the untainted skyline. As I watche dthe lights become larger and more brilliant, I noticed that the violet-black was off-colored for at least five square miles. The color was deep, dark grey instead of violet-black. Whatever was in the sky also was displacing the clouds-the clouds being pushed is something I think added to the dark greyish hue.

I felt-I distinguish between feel and think because there was nothing logical about assuming anything-that there was some physical activity beyond that of immense, rotating lights.

I drove after it for long minutes until, even in Ann Arbor, I became lost.

The lights seemd to become fewer in flashes and more dim. I rounded a bend to enter a freeway-a freeway that showed me that whatever it was had been moving because I was very, very far from where i thought I was heading. Then I say trees and long grass sweep forward and globular lights reflecting a flash of red and blue shoot inot the sky from what I could tell was an empty field. Immediately it began raining on par with the power of a tropical storm. I actually had to pull over and wait for the rains to calm which is no small thing for a seasoned Michigan driver. Within a few minutes, the rains stopped as if they had never started.

I saw something in the sky that night, a year ago, that has stayed with me and changed my view of the world permenantly. Worldly things beyond keeping my family fed are so insignificant compared to the mystery of what I saw. I have no explaination of what it was but there was something there.

I have told a few people about what I saw but in the age of liars and attention seekers, people who own up to seeing UFO's-yes UFO's not alien starships but an UNIDENTIFIED flying object as in something I could not recognize/identify-typically ar elabelled crazy, mocked, or ruined by negative attention.

Other than my wife, I have no one to share this with and therefor, I have written this finally.


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. We have assigned an artificial date in late August 2005. PD))