|Occurred : 7/5/2011 00:00 (Entered as : 07/04/2011 0:00)
Reported: 7/5/2011 9:08:31 AM 09:08
Location: Mount Pleasant, MI
|2 red objects moving across the sky of Mount Pleasant Michigan
On the night of July 4th, 2011, at about Midnight, I had just completed about a 45 minute jog. I proceeded to sit down on my porch to relax for a minute when i noticed a bright cicular object moving slowly across the skyline.
The object when I first noticed it was to my east, moving to the South with maybe just a slight Westward inclination. After watching it for maybe a minute or so, it dawned on me that I should grab my binoculars to see exactly what it was.
I ran into the house grabbed my hunting case and the binoculars were not there. I searched around the house for probably another minute or so and then gave up.
I went back outside and the object was still there but further away to the south. I watched it for possibley another minute or two and then it blinked on and off about 3 maybe 4 times then just simply disapeared.
After a moment i went in the house still trying to find my binoculars. After a short search to no avail, I stepped back on my porch and there was another object exactly like the first one traveling the exact same path as the first. I watched it for probably 3 minutes or so and then it dissapeared too.
Both objects seemed to follow static lines across the sky, neither going up or down. I would describe them as round perhaps 4 to 5x as bright as the brightest star, red in color with perhaps a shade of gold or oranges tint toward the center.
I am not sure which direction the wind was from that night but it was negligable. My first thought was that they were some kind of Firework, but to my knowledge nothing is going to stay in the air for that long and move in such an exact manner.
((NUFORC Note: Date above has been corrected. We believe that the sighting occurred just after midnight, on the morning of July 5th, 2011. PD))