|Occurred : 5/25/2021 21:34 (Entered as : 05/25/21 21:34)
Reported: 5/26/2021 8:54:52 PM 20:54
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Duration:3 minutes approx
|night guard sees light move behind trees
Im a night guard on my watch. I parked my car in the corner of the lot and looked up at the treeline on the low hill that makes up the far side (east) of the lot. Its a suburban area outside of Milwaukee. Im on a commercial lot on the highway,, lots of fast food and strip malls, i think there's residential further back from the road. Its not the middle of nowhere. At first I thought it was someone with a flashlight either on a walk or maybe looking to break into my building. People walk by on the street occasionally sometimes a car drives through but never up on the hill its wooded theres no road or sidewalk up there.
Appearance: the coloring was off for a flashlight,l like a wierd combination of 2 kinds of bulbs. The color was bright white like LED headlights but had an orange halo glow like old streetlights and the glow slightly lit up the immediate trees. The bright white seemed to face one direction at a time but always perfectly angled the same way like it was staring at something constantly while the orange hue was slight but all directions. it was enough to light up trees behind it. I didn't hear it made any sound, though I was in my patrol car with the engine and air on.
Movement: It moved back and forth too fast for anyone on foot and at either end it would abruptly stop, bounce slightly and reverse direction. The path took about 5 seconds to cover maybe 50-100 yards. I'm not sure how far away it was exactly but this is all within maybe 500 yards of me. Theres just not enough room back there to be any further you run into houses. But then it faded back into the trees out of sight, very slowly, about 20 seconds.
I was trying to write it in my log when it reappeared at the edge of the treeline and shot up and down. Then it zipped southeast along the edge of the lot/treeline when it went behind my building and I lost sight. I added that to my log and drove around to see if I could spot it again but there was nothing. I drove around on patrol and saw nothing.
Time stamp: First sighting was 21:34 and lasted less than 2 minutes, second was maybe 30 seconds with maybe 2 minutes in between but I looked away at times. Lost sight clock said 21:37, just before 21:38 I guess. Again I tried writing in the log as accurate as possible but that meant looking away.
Drone possibility: it could possibly been a drone but it would have yo be an incredible skilled pilot to fly between trees at night. The 'spotlight' was fixed perfectly on one spot no matter how it moved except when it faded away. When it disappeared the spotlight dimmed a lot, like 80% of its brightness. I dont know how a drone has a spotlight that can aim so perfectly. It shot up and down too high too fast for a drone it was like a fireworks rocket for 100 ft up then just as fast down, with the 'spotlight' changing angles perfectly to stay on whatever target.