|Occurred : 8/24/2013 23:57 (Entered as : 08/24/13 23:57)
Reported: 8/26/2013 2:11:25 PM 14:11
Location: Coloma, MI
|I saw 3 Orange Spheres, with a Starburst effect about 500 feet AGL, heading due North, about 100 Knots Per Hour.
As I reported to the NUFORC on Saturday night having spoken with Peter Davenport: At approximately 22:57, 24 August, 2013, inside the city limits of Coloma, Michigan, 49038, on 459 Park Street, in a grass alley behind the house, outside of the old motorhome I live in, I went outside to retrieve a crate & bag of cat food from a storage shed.
I was facing due North at 00 Degrees Azimuth & out of the corner of my right eye I looked up and saw a large Orange Ball-Shaped Object moving at a slow speed toward the 00 Degrees Azimuth. I walked to my right to get better look outside of the branches of a large tree & saw 2 more Orange Spheres in line with the 3rd. They were moving rather slowly, like a Gaggle of Helicopters would travel, approximately 500 feet Above Ground Level. At the time, the Moon had risen to about 135! Degrees Angle & the Orange Spheres were each about the size of one-tenth of the rising Moon.
The 3 Orange Spheres were also giving out a light similar to a multi-pointed Star.
As I watched, I walked forward on the grass alley and with awe & amazement, I kept saying out loud, “Oh, My Gosh! Oh, My Gosh! Oh, My Gosh! Oh, My Gosh!”
The first of the 3 Spheres, went out & I saw a Star in the distant which went out. The 2nd & the 3rd Spheres seemed to stop moving for about 10 seconds & then proceeded to follow the 1st Sphere & the 2nd Sphere went out & the 3rd Sphere went out. There was no sound emitted from the Crafts. Maybe traveling about a 100 Knots per Hour?
I was so e xcited! I called a TV station in Chicago, which is quite progressive, but was put on hold then disconnected 3 times. I asked before the fourth if I should call back the next day, & was told “Yes.” I then called the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office who did not know what to think of me. I asked for the telephone number to the Michigan State Police & after 3 different officers, last being a shift Capt., with the same disinterest. I did ask if they received any more reports to let me know……
I then went inside my motorhome & looked up a reporting center for UFO’s & found this one & called & spoke with Peter Davenport. He told me that he had just received reports from 2 other callers before me. Asked if I was near Detroit, Michigan. I said no, I was on the other side of the state. Being about 22 miles direct north of Indiana & about 90 miles from Chicago. I am about 5 miles East of Lake Michigan.
I consider myself to be very! fortunate for this experience. Just the previous day I had watched a program on satellite dish about Area 15 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, just North of Dayton, at Fairborn, Ohio. I had worked there in the 1980’s as a Crew Chief Aircraft Mechanic on F-4D’s.
I am retired from the USAF as a Tech Sergeant Aircraft Mechanic. I hold an FAA A & P License. I also hold a Student Pilot’s License. I have been afforded 4 rides on attack & fighter aircraft. The A-37 side seat & F-4D rear cockpit seat, twice each. So I know a bit about aircraft.