|Occurred : 5/24/2012 21:15 (Entered as : 05/24/12 21:15)
Reported: 5/24/2013 8:54:44 PM 20:54
Location: Flint, MI
|I observed a large unidentifiable object with a long tail of fire traveling across the sky.
On May 24, 2013, at approximately 9:15 pm, I was on W. Hill Rd in Flint MI. I was facing a more or less Westerly direction and looked up. Over my right shoulder, travelling from East to West was a flying object trailing a long tail of fire.
As I watched, I removed my cell phone and recorded video footage of the event.
The object proceeded in a Westerly direction until it vanished into a bank of clouds. I kept recording, anticipating the object’s re-emergence from the cloud bank, but saw no further sign of the object. It was much larger and more vivid in the sky than any aircraft I have previously encountered. It burned very brightly and intensely, reminding me of nothing more than a launched rocket as it may appear shortly after lift-off, while still travelling through Earth’s atmosphere. It was that appearance which caused me to make the reports and requests for information I made. Being a Cold war Veteran, I could not help but equate what I saw with a possible missile launch.
Being concerned for the safety of persons, I called Bishop International Airport, MI Air National Guard, MUFON, as well as local news agencies who I asked if they had received reports of this event-all replied that they had NOT received similar reports from other persons. Several suggested that I report the sighting to police, which I did NOT do. Whether Terrestrial or Extra terrestrial, there was no crime which I observed being committed or anything which I would perceive as falling under “Police Jurisdiction”.
The Officer I spoke with from Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center spoke to his Base Commander, who had previously served at Wright Patterson AFB in Ohio, and the Commander stated that the USAF does not “officially recognize UFOs” and cannot, therefore, take reports concerning the sighting thereof. He recommended I contact the National UFO Reporting Service and provided me with the number and website information to do so. I am now doing so.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions or information concerning this Atmospheric Event. I do have video footage which should be reviewed by an analyst.