|Occurred : 10/23/2014 20:40 (Entered as : 10/23 14 20:40)
Reported: 11/12/2014 9:19:50 PM 21:19
Location: Onaway, MI
|Bright, constant, silent light, heading east, suddenly vanishes.
Stepping onto my southerly facing deck, as always,I looked up at the stars. I looked to the west and noticed a bright single light heading my way. It was as bright as the space station. The color wasn't as white as the I.S.S. More towards amber. I've seen the space station many times,and I knew this wasn't it. It wasn't blinking, just constant.
Earlier my buddy called to say he was looking at the eclipse. I wasn't prepared so I didn't see it.
Anyway, I ran in the house and called him, and told him to go outside quick, as something was heading our way from the west. (He lives about 1/4 mile away). We both stayed on the phone and he said he saw it right away. There were no navigation lights, or sound, so we ruled out a jet or plane. It was heading just slightly southeast. If you pointed your left finger straight up at twelve o'clock high, and your right finger, two feet straight to the south, that is about the degrees in the sky the thing was, when, it abruptly vanished!! I don't know if it turned "right," from our vantage point, or just turned off the lights! It didn't zip away in the direction it was heading, it just wasn't there. It was a crystal clear night, so no clouds to go behind. We both were left wondering what we just witnessed. It was 8:30 or so. I'm wondering if we were the only two people in America who saw this! It appeared to be quite high, But hard to judge not knowing size. Incidentally, on April 19th, 2014, my wife, nephew and niece, witnessed almost the exact same "light", right from the same viewing spot, our deck. Everything almost identical, except the time. That one was at approximately 10:30 or so. My wife said, "Look!, here comes the space station! I said, no it's not!!