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Occurred : 1/17/2013 23:20 (Entered as : 01/17/2013 23:20)
Reported: 9/14/2014 3:22:09 PM 15:22
Posted: 9/18/2014
Location: Novi, MI
Shape: Sphere
Duration:20 minutes
Sphere that changed multiple colors (white, blue, green, orange, red, purple) and moved in patterns not common with commercial aircraft.

This event occurred after I had dropped off my girlfriend to her parents’ house on a night in January 2012. ((sic. 2013))

11:20 PM - After dropping off my girlfriend to her parents’ house, after having dinner and drinks at Novi’s Fountain Walk on a Thursday night (We were at Bar Louie), I pulled my car out of the drive way to head home, and began heading north 100 Yards on Elizabeth Ln in Novi, heading towards 10 Mile Road. In the 100 yards to the exit of the subdivision, I could see a white light in the sky several miles away (less than 5 Miles).

The light was descending slowly, straight down. As it was descending the light changed to a blue. Thinking that it was a plane falling out of the sky possibly crashing I stopped my SUV 20 yards from 10 Mile Road (still Elizabeth Lane). Watching the slow descent the light, that I could now see was spherical almost like a ball, it slowed just above the line of the trees that were in my line of vision. It was clear, cold night, the air was crisp, and visibility was very clear. There were no clouds in the sky, and stars could be seen. The light was about 10 times larger than the stars.

When the light slowed and stopped, it descended, it started to change color to a green, then to white again, and then to a purple. These were slow transitions and not flashing transitions. The sphere then began moving up and then diagonal. As it was rising I could see that, it was now changing to shades of red and orange.

I sat parked in my car for about 5 minutes. I then opened my door of my car and stood outside. I stood outside for a couple minutes hoping somebody would drive by so that I could point it out to somebody that came by. Several cars went swiftly past on 10 Mile, but no one stopped, and no one came down Elizabeth Lane.

Not wanting to feel crazy, I called my girlfriend to step outside her house or look out a window to see this. She refused to come outside as she had already changed for bed, and it was cold outside. She tried to look out several windows, that faced the north, but all windows were blocked by trees and then next doo! r house.

As we talked, I watched as the ball/sphere began to circle back to where I originally saw it, all the time changing colors in a smooth transition from red, white, orange, white, blue, purple, white, green. At times it seemed to glow larger and at times smaller. The ball moved up and down in diagonal smooth patterns that I have never seen a plane or helicopter move like.

After 15-20 minutes, I gave up on waiting for someone to stop to witness, two cars entered the sub never giving notice to me, half in my car, half out of my car. I final began my drive home, noticing the ball began to move east towards slightly. I eventually lost sight of the light when I made a turn south and headed home down Taft Road. Before leaving, I did try to photograph the object, my camera on my iphone 4s would not focus on the object in the night sky, and the camera could not pick up the light.


Mr Davenport,

My apologies for the typo. The correct year that should be stated is 2013.

Kind Regards,

((name deleted))