|Occurred : 5/14/2007 12:15 (Entered as : 5/14/2007 12:15)
Reported: 5/15/2007 3:44:03 PM 15:44
Location: Muskegon, MI
Duration:less than a minute
|Unknown object in flight over the skies of Western Muskegon
I work in the town of Muskegon, and while on break at around 12:15 in the afternoon, an object in the Western sky caught my attention.
At first I thought it was a bird, but it was approximately 10-15,000 feet up, and I quickly realized two things; one, I probably would not be able to see a bird that far up from the ground, and two, it was moving way too fast to be a bird, even with the heavy winds in the area. I watched the object as it crossed the sky, and realized that it was on a straight trajectory to the North, at a very high rate of speed. The thought came into my head that it must be a Military Fighter Jet, however as I lost sight of it, I realized that given the speed it was traveling, I should have heard some type of sound....there was none. One of my co-workers was also on break at the time, and noticed me looking to the sky. She looked up and saw the object as I did, and wondered if it was a jet. I told her that I wasn't sure, given that there was no noise. I may not be an aerospace engineer, but I have been to every Muskegon Air Fair since the age of 5, and I know that you can still hear the jet engines of a Military Fighter Jet as far up as 25-30,000 feet. I'm not sure what it was that we saw, but whatever it was, sure was trying to get somewhere in a hurry. I hope it's good on gas mileage!