|Occurred : 11/7/2015 19:35 (Entered as : 11/07/15 19:35)
Reported: 11/7/2015 5:07:09 PM 17:07
Location: Muskegon, MI
|Silent, dark object in the skies above Muskegon, MI.
At 19:35 this evening, I was standing in my front yard looking up at the few clouds that remain, after a mostly cloudy day. I commented to my wife, who was seated on the porch, that the skies had cleared up nicely when I noticed an object in the night sky which was moving at a good pace and blocking out stars as it moved from the northwest to the southeast. The object appeared as a dull grey mass against the night sky, and is of indeterminate shape due to the lack of light. I would estimate the size of the object to be roughly the equivalent of holding a dime at arm's length, possibly smaller. There were no lights visible on the object. The only reason that I even saw it was because stars were being blocked out as it traveled. There was no sound at all, and it was almost directly overhead, as opposed to being off at an angle to me. I commented on it to my wife, but, she was not able to see it, as there is a streetlight directly across from our house, and she! was facing into the light, while I had my back to it. Upon turning around to track its course, I, too, lost it in the light pollution from the streetlight and neighboring houses whose porch lights are on. I would estimate that the total time that I saw it is around ten seconds, before turning and losing sight of it due to the lights at ground level. Not being able to estimate its altitude, it would be impossible to estimate its speed, however, it was moving along at a pretty good clip. We live within a couple of miles of Lake Michigan, and it is not uncommon for people to share stories of seeing strange things in the night sky in the area. We live within a few miles of the airport, so it would be interesting to hear if anything unusual showed up on radar at the same time.