|Occurred : 10/24/2011 22:30 (Entered as : 10/24/11 22:30)
Reported: 10/25/2011 12:07:27 AM 00:07
Location: Lansing, MI
Duration:30sec. - 1 min
|Seven or eight red orange lights moving slowly making no sound.
First off I would like to say that I am colorblind, so I’m not so sure about the color but I would have to say that they where an orangeish-red.
Anyway, I am an overnight janitor that works all over Lansing throughout the night going from account to account. At about 10:20 pm I had pulled up to an account roughly on the corner of Fairview and Grand River. I had backed my truck up so that I was facing north as I always do when I received a phone call from my boss. The conversation went on for about ten minutes (about 10:30pm now) I noticed the first object out of the corner of my eye. It was an aspirin-sized reddish light that was moving quite slow coming from the north-west just over the top view on the two storied building to my left moving vary steadily to the east. After about five seconds two or three exact same size and shape objects faded into view just in front of the first one, followed by another small grouping. All moving at the EXACT same speed and never breaking there formation witch was nothing really impressive.
At this time I interrupted my boss and was begging him to go outside and look to the north. He was at a location just southeast about a quarter mile from my location.
The objects, seven or eight total, never making a noise started to fade out one by one after traveling half way across the sky. By the time that the last one made it to the far right (north-east) of me, my boss finally made it outside and at least confirmed the sighting of the last one left. He confirmed the location and the color, but said that it was flickering before it diapered, and overall was not impressed. I on the other hand saw the whole thing and can say that not one of the objects ever blinked or flickered even once.
The whole incident lasted somewhere between thirty and sixty seconds, and the objects moved slow and very steady. In fact I can remember thinking that they may be helicopters, But once again, no sound at all, no blinking lights, and why would they fade in and out? I have very little knowledge of aircraft, spatial differences, speeds and heights of normal objects in the sky , But I can safely say that They where NOT Meteors. They did not move nearly fast enough or leave tracers or tails. I have seen my share of them. I also know that the direction that the objects came from was in the area of the Lansing international airport. So hopefully that will help in finding some answers.
I also drew a picture of the formation shortly after seeing the event, but I can't upload it because I don't have a scanner.