|Occurred : 10/29/2008 19:30 (Entered as : 102908 19:30)
Reported: 10/30/2008 6:33:21 AM 06:33
Location: Macomb Twnshp, MI
|Date: Oct 29, 2008
Time: Approximately 7:30pm
Weather: Clear skies and unlimited visibilty; dark outside as it was past sunset.
Approximately 7:30pm EST I saw a bright flash of light out of my living room window. It startled me because it was in a "high" window (we have vaulted ceilings) and therfore was not a car or motor vehicle.
I stood up to go and see what was outside in the sky and as I walked towards the window and looking up through it to see outside I witnessed a bright object that would estimate to be between 2-3 miles to the east of my home at approximately 5,000-7,500ft "rocket" at incredible speed in a due South trajectory. I listend very carefully to hear a potential sonic boom as the object was traveling well above mach 1... If I had to guess, then I would say that it was traveling at least mach5 - mach7 as it easly covered a mile or more in 1 second. There was no sonic boom. There was no noise at all.
The object was not a meteor as it was not "falling" or losing altitude. The object seemed to have a yellow/orange/white glow.
This sighting was very close to Selfridge ANG and I am accustomed to the flight charactertistics of the F-16s and tanker/transports based there.
I also have private pilot flight experience and I am a physicist.