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Occurred : 12/24/1947 21:00 (Entered as : 12/24/1947 21:00)
Reported: 5/16/2008 10:49:17 AM 10:49
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: Whitmore Lake, MI
Shape: Cigar
Duration:20 Min.
Dec. 24, 1947 cigar shaped lighted object above the trees near Ann Arbor, Michigan

On a two lane road between Ann Arbor and Whitmore Lake, Michigan, we noticed something above the tree tops, a short distance away to the right. It appeared cigar shaped with lighted windows along it's length.

My husband, an Air Force aerial photographer, and I discussed it as though it was not unusual because we felt it must be a distorted railroad car, reflected in the moonlight by the deep snow.

We were young and did not rationalize a lighted train car would not be alone but with other cars and would not be cigar shaped. It seemed stationary in the sky and we watched it for @ 20 minutes until we reached our destination, then forgot about it.

It was years before I thought of it again. Only after seeing several unusual things in the sky near Port Angeles and Olympia Washington, plus hearing other stories did I think of that night.