|Occurred : 7/4/2014 21:30 (Entered as : 07/04/14 21:30)
Reported: 7/9/2014 6:10:27 AM 06:10
Location: Holland, MI
Duration:2-5 minutes each
|A solid colored vehicle moving at high speed whith no characteristics of anything registered to fly in our airspace.
We were in my back yard which is a rectangle and the rear behind the house faces north. We were just waiting for dark to light off fireworks when someone noticed a red-ish/orange-ish ball of light. The first time I saw it, it was in the southeast sky moving rapidly northeast. It had a height of maybe 10 to 15 thousand feet off the ground. Comparing this to a balloon or parachute, there is no way to move a balloon or parachute that fast.
The second time I saw it, the sky was still light yet and it was as if the ball of light appeared from nowhere then moved from north to south at a very high speed. I quickly ran into the house and got my binoculars and when I ran back out it was gone.
Finally, the third time I saw one was Saturday night while having a campfire in the middle of the night. About 1 or 2 am on the 5th of July. I saw it come from the north off in the distance very far away. It moved very fast towards us and disappeared behind the trees in a duration of about 2 to 3 minutes. No blinking lights, one luminous color only. This is not known military or civilian. Parachutes and balloons cannot move like that and go that fast.
One of us (not myself) is an honorably discharged marine who served in Afghanistan recently.