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Occurred : 11/11/2012 23:50 (Entered as : 11/11/2012 23:50)
Reported: 11/11/2012 10:12:19 PM 22:12
Posted: 11/19/2012
Location: Washington Township, MI
Shape: Cross
Duration:4-5 minutes
A loud, quickly moving, cross-shapped aircraft emitting an extremely bright light witness by myself along with my brothers and father

At about 11:50 pm, Eastern Time, on November 11th, 2012, my younger brothers noticed a bright orange light in the sky. The light seemed to be about 500 feet away from our house, located behind my neighbor’s house. They both immediately called my father and me. My dad was on the phone so I went to go look at the light from my brother’s bedroom window. The light seemed to be stationary at first; however it slowly started moving to the north. We called my father and he watched it with us for roughly two to three minutes. The light again started moving a little further north for another minute. Then it began to rise rather quickly. It seemed to be about 60 to 80 feet in the air. Then it seemed that the light started to get bigger; however it began moving to the west, towards us. It traveled extremely fast, crossing about 500 feet in a matter of 10 seconds. As it traveled it produced an extremely loud humming sound. As it approached our location the bright light seemed to die out! . It crossed in between mine and my neighbor’s house, so to get a better look I ran to the other bedroom down the hallway. Once I got to the window I looked and seen that it was some sort of aircraft. The aircraft seemed to be like a cross, with a triangular front. It seemed to be about 30 feet long, and 15 feet wide. The sides of the aircraft seemed to be very straight with a point at the end. It had two antenna-like lights coming off the front end of it and another antenna-like light at the tail end of it. The antennas were about 7 feet long with a diamond shape light at the end and the lights all a very bright red. At the front of the aircraft, there seemed to be some sort of headlights. They were dim, but I was still able to notice them quite easily. There were no lights on the sides of the craft. As the aircraft passed, the bright light it emitted turned on again. It seemed to be almost like some sort of searchlight and was located behind the headlights. As the aircraf! t kept traveling west, it just vanished. Almost like a quick f! ade out.

I do understand that it is a possibility that it could have been airplane of some sort, however there are a few airports only several miles away from where I live so I see many planes flying by all the time and never experienced any behaving in this fashion with such a bright light or moving with so much noise.

UPDATE: at 12:35 am ET, I heard the loud humming noise once again except I wasn’t able to locate the aircraft or where the sound was coming from. The noise lasted for about 35 seconds and seemed to be moving from north to south.

My brother took several photos of the aircraft and a video; however, it’s a small dot in the pictures and video. Although, you can see how bright the light is compared to the light my neighbor has on the side of his house.

P.S., the gentleman who answered the phone when I called was extremely rude.