|Occurred : 8/3/2012 03:30 (Entered as : 08/03/12 03:30)
Reported: 8/5/2012 3:25:38 PM 15:25
Location: Eaton Rapids, MI
|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.