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Occurred : 8/15/2009 22:05 (Entered as : 08/15/09 22:05)
Reported: 8/15/2009 9:29:19 PM 21:29
Posted: 8/27/2009
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2 minutes
Intense fiery, orange light that appeared to move slowly towards us in the night sky, changed course, then disappeared

At first I thought it was a satellite, then I thought it was a meteor. The altitude and the speed were too consistent to be either. It should have gone over our heads in the direction it appeared to be heading, but then it turned and went around us. It was a bright fiery orange light that gave off a very soft humming noise. It was visible for what felt like two minutes before it faded away and disappeared.

After the light in the sky vanished, I saw what looked like lightning in the distance around all of the trees on the lake.

As we were coming in to dock the boat, I looked around the lake one last time and saw some flashing lights on the ground and they were orange also. It was like fire that flashed 5 times, and then disappeared and moved to another spot then flashed again and disappeared.

It was amazingly terrifying!

((NUFORC Note: Please see other reports from Grand Rapids, MI, for the same time and date. PD))