|Occurred : 7/4/2014 22:30 (Entered as : 07/04/2014 22:30)
Reported: 7/7/2014 8:32:43 AM 08:32
Location: Livonia, MI
|Red-Orange stationary light accompanied by moving white light.
At approximately 10:30 pm on Friday, July 4th, 2014, I stepped outside to watch my neighbor’s fireworks when I noticed a distinct orangy-red “star” in the east sky. The object appeared to be 2-3 times larger than a star or planet, with no discernable shape, and stayed stationary during the 25-30 seconds that I observed it.
As I focused on the red object, I noticed a smaller, white object positioned at three o’clock to the red, presumably a star. The white object appeared constant and did not flicker as a star would.
The white object than moved to a twelve o’clock position to the red, as if the red object was the pivot point.
Once the white object stopped at twelve o’clock, it stayed visible for about 2-3 seconds and then abruptly vanished.
The red star stayed visible for five seconds and then appeared to fade in a way that I would describe as waves rippling on water.
I stood for 2-3 minutes hoping it would reappear but no luck. Due to the number of large, ma! ture trees in my neighborhood I couldn’t tell if there were more objects or if the object(s) reappeared in a different part of the sky.
My location is in northwest Livonia near Seven Mile Road & Newburg. There were quite a few local fireworks and maybe the objects I saw were somehow related to the Fourth of July festivities.
I wasn’t even going to mention this until I saw similar reports on the same night in southeastern Michigan.