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Occurred : 7/23/2014 01:30 (Entered as : 07/23/14 1:30)
Reported: 7/23/2014 4:46:21 PM 16:46
Posted: 7/26/2014
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Shape: Disk
Duration:10-15 minutes
UFO flying around, and then stopping in mid-air- bright flashing lights.

The sighting happened on 7/22/2014, ((sic. 07/23/2014)) at around 1:30 am. I walked out a bar and to a car. When I sat in the car, I noticed something was gliding in the air. I assumed it was a plane, so I didn't stare at it too long.

About 5 or 10 minutes went by, and then I saw my friends coming out from the bar and in front of the car I was in. I looked up, and the craft was still up in the air, just sitting there. It wasn't moving at all, and at that moment I realized what its shape was and how close it was. No noises came from it, even though it was fairly large.

I got out of the car, and walked to where my friends were. I still didn't hear anything. It was flashing these bright lights, mostly red. It was in a big long strip around the hemisphere of the craft, and it seemed like it was a lot of smaller lights making it look like a red strip. Inside the red strip were little bright red dots, so I assume that means those were individual lights. Sometimes it flashed green on one side, and sometimes blue on the other side. The red was almost always on. I think i might have seen another color, but all I can remember is red, green, and blue.

The craft flashed the lights in weird patterns, sometimes it was just still, sometimes the lights flashed. It was dark out, so they were very bright and intense. It was hard to see what color the craft was, because of the light, but I think it was metallic. I know for sure it was shaped like a UFO. It was a flying saucer, more round than flat. We were quite close to this craft too, close enough to get a good look at it.

My friends and I watched this craft move and glide around in the air, taking sharp turns in weird directions. It would stop, then lower itself straight down in a perfect fast motion, then stop. Then it would rise up, perfectly straight, and stop mid-air. It went even higher and higher, in the same vertical way, and then it stopped and lowered itself again. Then it would start flying around back and forth, like it was watching something. It did this for q! uite a w hile, moving around then going up and down fast then slow.

I felt like I could see something around it, but I'm not sure what that was. I might have been seeing something as a result of those lights, but it seemed like the craft was inside of something else.

When the craft left, it just lowered itself down below the treeline, and never came back up.

I waited in the car for about 25 minutes, but it did not come back.