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Occurred : 8/3/2012 03:30 (Entered as : 08/03/12 03:30)
Reported: 8/5/2012 3:25:38 PM 15:25
Posted: 8/19/2012
Location: Eaton Rapids, MI
Shape: Disk
Duration:3-5 min
Shimmering craft over river.

I was catfishing in the Grand River in Eaton Rapids, MI. The time was somewhere between 3-4 AM. When I tilted my head back to finish the last of my Mt. Dew I noticed a perfectly round, shimmering object which appeared to be at least a thousand feet high.

I continued to watch the object for several minutes as it crossed the sky in a south west direction. It was not going in a perfectly straight line like an aircraft would. I would describe it as a very elongated zig zag pattern.

There was no sound or flashing lights, just a solid round lit up circle. It didn’t appear to have lights on it, it seemed as the entire object was a light. It was not overly bright and if it were light outside it may not have even been noticeable. If you were to hold a pencil at arm’s length it would roughly be the same diameter as the object appeared in the sky.

After 3-4 minutes the object seemed to disappear but as I looked closer it had just become very thin. It was then that I realized it must have turned on its side.

A second later it appeared to begin climbing and was out of sight in the blink of an eye.

It was a very clear night with a large moon.