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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/22/2005 22:45 (Entered as : 03/22/2005 22:45)
Reported: 3/24/2005 3:46:59 PM 15:46
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Brooklyn (Lake Columbia area), MI
Shape: Light
Duration: 5 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object changed color, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
A strange formation of bright scintillating lights bobs up and down in the skies over the Lake Columbia.

At 10:45 pm I caught sight of a VERY bright orange light out of my periferal vision while sitting at the computer indoors. All of my interior lights were on so this light was very, very bright. Airplanes and stars never grab my attention like this object did. The light was north of my home and approximately 20 degrees above the horizon. The wind was gusting to around 25 mph at the time and it was overcast. I stood up from the computer, dimmed the lights and went to the window to watch a tightly grouped collection of fast blinking lights that surrounded a very bright orangish light that would extinguish and re-light every two or three seconds. The fast blinking lights were orange, red, blue, green, yellow and white. They blinked so fast that it almost appeared like a giant scintillating star. This object was low enough over the horizon to gauge it's movements in reference to trees which were backlit by Jackson, Michigan's orangish glow. This weird collection of lights would rock back and forth in the air and seemed to rise and fall dramatically. After approximately five minutes swinging, ascending and descending in the air it lurched upward and disappeared into a cloudbank almost directly overhead.

This is the second sighting I've had in the area over the past three weeks. On Sunday February 27th, at approximately 7:45 pm I observed two brightly lit triangular formations of lights sitting above the eastern horizon while driving south on M50 between Napoleon and Jackson, Michigan. The two formations of lights each consisted of three bright orangish white lights. Two lights formed the triangular base and a single light at each apex. They sat just a few degrees above the horizon from my position and were in view for about a minute before I lost sight of them behind trees. I turned my car around to see if I could locate them but had vanished.