|Occurred : 2/1/2007 20:45 (Entered as : 02/01/2007 20:45)
Reported: 2/15/2007 6:50:03 PM 18:50
Location: Sanford, MI
|Low flying triangle with 3 dull white lights in corners and a 4th larger dull white light in the center, viewed for less than 1 minute
I was out walking the family dog on a somewhat cold but not a bitterly cold evening. It was dark except for the street lights over the middle of the village street. I was walking due east under a slightly overcast sky and I could only see only the brightest stars through the very thin layer of clouds.
I heard a dull but not at all loud, low frequency roar directly over my head and immediately thought it was a DC-9 or similar size commercial jet coming into the local MBS airport about 25 miles away. Small commercial airliners sometimes make a landing approach depending upon the strength and direction of the wind and can be seen overhead. However, as I looked up I realized I wasn't looking at the bottom of an airliner.
A triangular shaped object with 3 round glowing white lights and a fourth larger one in the middle of the 3 was about 1000 to 2000 ft off the ground. It moved quickly in a perfectly straight line without any wobble or side-side movement at about 100-200 mph (this was also hard to estimate). The interesting feature was that the entire bottom was lighter than the darker sky and there was small red light that hung down slightly at the "back" of the object that hung down and was glowing steadily (not blinking). The center round white light had a second ring around it and it was bigger overall than the three other lights at the corner of the object.
I’ve made a computer sketch of the object--I didn't have camera, just taking the dog out for a walk.