|Occurred : 5/14/2008 00:15 (Entered as : 05/14/08 0:15)
Reported: 5/15/2008 11:14:22 AM 11:14
Location: Flint, MI
|Stange light, great speed, strange maneuvers
I am a 35-year-old husband, father of two, business owner, not on drugs – legal or otherwise and an occasional drinker but had not consumed alcohol the day/night of this observation.
On about the night of May 13, 2008 (about 12:15 on May 14) I was sleeping when my wife woke me to observe a strange phenomenon she observed shortly after midnight. She said she had seen a strange, seemingly near stationary strobing light outside our west window of our second story bedroom window-probably about 15 degrees off the horizon.
From the bed, I looked out the window but did not see the lights. My wife got up and opened the blinds covering a south-facing window. I then saw a very bright light – bronze in color. It was flashing regularly and was very crisp and clear at the source.
Our home is located in the flight pattern of an international airport and also a local community airport, so aircraft are regularly flying over our home. I have lived in this area for over 10 years and have seen many planes both during the day and at night. Nothing about the light I observed resembled an airplane. I don’t know exactly how to describe the light but it was just so different than any light I had seen in the sky before. The size made it look distant but without knowing the size, determining the distance was impossible. What was unique about that light was that it was so crisp, and on a hazy night, one would expect an aircraft landing light to be fuzzy at a distance.
I watched as the light traveled a little above the treeline defining the horizon heading approximately south. The light alone was strange, but after watching it for a few seconds, it made a smooth but tight turn upwards and changed direction to the north or northwest. After the turn, the light increased in speed suddenly, and then flew out of my view. My wife ran to the other end of the house in time to catch another glimpse of the light before it disappeared completely from sight.
It is hard to judge size, distance, and speed without known references, but the object was either very small, close, and slower or large, distant, and extremely fast. There was no sound, so a small/close object is not likely.but the light was so crisp that it didn’t appear to have been a known object at a distance. if the object were distant, then the speed as it climbed up was incredible.