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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/5/2005 23:45 (Entered as : 07/05/2005 23:45)
Reported: 7/7/2005 11:36:44 AM 11:36
Posted: 7/13/2005
Location: Traverse City, MI
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 2 Minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object left a trail
Triangular lights spotted over Traverse City then dissappeared in a matter of seconds.

My girlfriend and myself had been visiting friends up in Traverse City over the fourth of July weekend and had just left their home and were headed North along US 31. I drive a convertible so we could see the sky for miles around us. I glanced out the front windshield in the direction towards the passenger seat and saw four lights (three white one red) over a small wooded area slightly higher then the trees (maybe 150-200 feet). I asked her what that was since I needed to concentrate on the road. She stated she thought it was lights overlooking a baseball diamond. I looked again and said there was no pole or any other mechanism holding it up, and besides there was a red light right in the middle. She looked again as we passed and said she wasn't sure. With the top down and the radio off we heard nothing more then road noise, no sound to indicate a helicopter, plane, etc...especially one that low. We pulled into Burger King parking lot and turned around so we were once again facing the object and studied it for a matter of seconds before I made the decision to see if we could get closer. I pulled out and headed back in its general direction and before I even drove 100 feet it took off out across Grand Traverse Bay, and seemed to disappear instantaneously. These lights moved faster then any jet or plane I have ever seen fly over head. We drove back and forth along US 31 three more times looking out over US 31 before we decided to head home. We contacted Traverse City Police asking if they had received any "odd" reports tonight and they said they had not. We both discussed it for the next 20-30 minutes and neither of us could come up with an explanation. Two days later I did a search on the internet finding many sites that showed and described things similar to what we had witnessed.Therefore I decided to post this account.

I had never been a believer or disbeliever of ufos or et's until this night. My girlfriend was always a disbeliever but is starting to rethink things after our "encounter".