|Occurred : 11/15/2010 01:00 (Entered as : 11/2010 01:00)
Reported: 5/31/2013 12:54:31 AM 00:54
Location: Milwaukee, WI
|Strange lights, stranger shapes, and a strange ending.
It was a cold late fall day. Myself and 3 friends were along with me when we decided to go to the lake front (Lake Michigan).
The 4 of us were strolling casually along the coast that evening. As we progressed further down a lake front pier we collectively noticed an unusually bright. Since the lake front is closed after 10pm and it was now around 1am our first thought is it being some form of authority, police, coast gaurd etc.
We soon realized that was not the case. All of us agreed that this exceptional light was moving our direction(west) from the east. East of us was Lake Michigan. So our thought is still optimistic, that being, as if it were a boat or some other everyday regularity. We all can not let this light go, we continue to stare in its direction.
Within about a minute, the light gained significant ground growing closer in distance to us. At this time we were able to tell that this light was not on the water but, in the air. It took a moment to take its airborne presence in. 1. because from this location on the lake we frequently seen air craft heading south toward Mitchell International airport and 2. because of the low level and quietness.
Another sign that allowed us to realize that this was airborne was in its approach toward us it passed over the rock walls which I believe is for a wave/wake break for sailors and ships.
At my estimate the rock walls are about 300 yards from shore and about 150 yards from our position on the pier. So, this quite airborne light is about 100 yards out from us and its light becomes much more intense. With it becoming more clear that the light is attached to something greater behind it 2 of my friends become hysterical and begin to cry and emotions become rather powerful and overwhelming.
I have stood my ground thus far when the light begings to angle itself toward the ground/water. It is at about a 45° angle(the light) and close enough for me to be able to reach it with a stone or tennis ball toss. The brilliant light is seemingly piercing the filthy water in this area to a depth of about 6ft. and approaching the tips of my toes.
The light comes to about an inch before my toes and turns its "high beem" off. Within a matter of 10 seconds the ship accelerated and was out of view.
While taking in all of what had just happened and calming down we begin to notice a set of lights following the same path coming towards us again.
This time, I reach for my phone and begin to use my camara. That craft is still well out above the water but I start to take pictures anyway to try to gather as much as I can. The flash may have caught the attention of the craft because as I clicked more pictures and more flashes it seemed to quicken its pace in our direction.
As this craft got closer it became clear it was not the same one in which we had just seen because this one was easily 10x as large with a set of lights across the bottom(yellow/whiteish) and 3 larger lights on top(red/green/red) that appeared to be incased in glass or another see-through material. I would guess its length to be around 200ft.
This craft slowly pan across our view at about 60ft out and 60ft up. It was the most strange structure. It looked as if it were made of old oil barrels and not in a slick uniform shape, more jagged and off balance. It had unique looking hieroglyphs written on the barrells.
The hieroglyphic text did not show up in any of the photos. All together I took around 110 photos which i shared with people. I e-mailed a few photos to one of my co witnesses which I believe she still possess today. Within 24 hours all 110 photos were erased/disappeard from my phone....not one of my other personal photos of friends and the such were missing from my phones photo gallery. Olny the ones I took that night.
We were just 4 friends in our early 20s....no professional background.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date is approximate. PD))