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Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/22/1999 09:00 (Entered as : 4/22/99 09:00am)
Reported: 7/23/1999 14:39
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Battle Creek (Three Rivers event, near event 1), MI
Shape: Unknown
On the morning of April 24, 1999 my wife and myself were driving to Battle Creek MI,our rout took us through our home town of Three Rivers, MI. Just befor Three Rivers I spotted this 90 degree contrail being formed. I told my wife and we pulled into a parking lot and I took the picture of it. Latter on near Battle Creek MI my wife spotted the S shaped contrail being formed. I pulled off the road and handed he my camera. She too the photograph of the S shaped contrail. At both times we could not see any aircraft or any sunlite hitting a aircraft. I have reported this event to Linda Moulton How and she has a taped interview with along with the photographs. You can contact her for any further information.

I noticed this right angle contrail in the Eastern sky starting from the zenith down then made an abrupt left hard turn. I had on my yellow night driving sun glasses as it was overcast. I have seen contrails all my life as we live in the flight path between O'hare and the Detroit international airports. This was the most amazing thing that I had ever seen. The S shaped contrail happened farther down the road near Battle Creek MI. Again this is not normal commercial air traffic. I have aslo taken X contrail photographs. I have been in contact with Linda Moulton Howe and she has a taped interview with me on her WEB page. You mau contact her if you wish. I have been an amateur astronomer for over 30 years and I do know that meteors and comets do non make turns.