|Occurred : 5/18/2012 22:30 (Entered as : 05/18/12 22:30)
Reported: 5/24/2012 3:10:42 AM 03:10
Location: West Bloomfield, MI
|Point of light travelling faster than any aircraft I've observed
I have been a star gazer my whole life. I would sleep in a chaise lounger, unafraid, in the hopes of seeing a 'falling star' (meteor showers) or the Northern Lights. While I am convinced we are not alone, in all my 60 years I have never had an encounter of the minutest kind~! On the 18TH of May this year I stepped outside in the evening air. Not expecting anything I removed my glasses for a spell to rest my eyes in the dark.
I live between two airports so I am well acquainted with the aircraft coming and going. Pontiac Airport has smaller aircraft such Lear jets and private planes whilst Detroit has larger passenger commercial planes.
I am also familiar with seeing satellites and the have seen the space station on occasion. I watched mechanically as an incoming small aircraft approached above Pontiac Airport when a speck of light caught my attention.
It was so high my first thought was, 'It's a satellite.' I put my glasses back on to have a better look and as I watched I realized it was moving faster and faster unlike any satellite I've ever seen.
It was not a meteor; of that I am sure, having seen thousands of them my whole life. There were no telltale flashing aircraft lights nor was there any sound. It just moved swiftly straight across the entire visible sky.
I realize this is not enormously interesting in that it wasn't closer to Earth with more detail to report. But I was shaking and know it was like nothing I've ever seen before, and I would be interested to find out by the mathematics of speed based on approximate altitude, distance and time; perhaps that would be an indication of whether it was of this world or extraterrestrial. (Unfortunately, I'm no mathematician.)