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Occurred : 11/16/1999 19:00 (Entered as : 11/16/99 19:00)
Reported: 11/16/1999 21:41
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Sterling Heights, MI
Shape: Fireball
Duration:12 seconds
Saw five fireball objects flying at a low altitude and steady speed crossing from west toward the northeast.

I was outside with a police officer and we happened to be looking at the sky over Sterling Heights, a large suburb of Detroit. At approximately 1900 hours, we witnessed five medium-sized orange fireballs with long tails that sparkled at the ends. There was a quiet burning sound associated with them, but they were definately not jets or any other type of airplane. They were all moving at the same speed at an even pace, all equidistant, flying from the west to the northeast. As they were going toward the northeast, they winked out like a dimmer-switch being turned all the way down. The police officer checked with her dispatch and the 911 center was lit up with phone calls from all over the city. One woman apparently described what she saw as a Chinese dragon, the orange lights moving as a Chinese dragon in a parade.