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Occurred : 7/5/2008 20:15 (Entered as : 07/05/08 20:15)
Reported: 7/5/2008 6:33:11 PM 18:33
Posted: 7/5/2008
Location: Rochester Hills, MI
Shape: Other
Duration:5 minutes
Sawjagged brown / metallic object rotating in sky - hovering then accelerating and moving - saw it through binoculars.

7/4/08: Approx 7pm. Saw a "star" illuminated in the daylight sky. Thought it was a satellite, but it didn't move. How could we see this in broad daylight?!?

7/5/08: Approx 8pm. Having dinner outside, my wife and I spot something floating in the sky - thought it was a balloon based on the "orange flame" we could see. Got binoculars and there is no doubt in our mind that this was NOT a balloon and not man made. It was rotating horizontally and looked like a jagged brown boulder. It was most likely reflecting light as opposed to being illuminated or a flame. No wings or propellers in sight, no noise.

It seemed to go slowly across the sky then pick up speed. Was traveling east to west against the clouds and typical wind.

We've tried to justify this as a helium party balloon floating, but, as well educated people, we can't. We do not believe this to be man made in any way.

Rochester Hills, MI 48306 Location in northern Oakland County mear Oakland Township.