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Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/7/1997 14:00 (Entered as : 4/7/97 2:00PM)
Reported: 6/25/2001 16:22
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Shape: Other
Duration:5 MINUTES
Strange objects descend to tree tops, cruise across tree tops and vanish into Lake Michigan.

At the time, I worked in the Firstar Tower overlooking Lake Michigan and the Port of Milwaukee Harbor. At about 2pm, looking south out over the harbor at the south shore of milwaukee on a clear, sunny afternoon on 4/7/97, I noticed what looked like either an extremely relective object or the other alternative would be to describe it as a large ball of sparks descend from the sky, move along the tree line north to the south shore harbor where it descened further, skimmed across the water a short distance and then either descended into the water or simply burned out.

As I was trying to figure out what I had seen, I noticed another object which looked the same, perform almost the exact same manuvuer. Then, in rapid succession I observed 2 or 3 other objects do the same thing. I have NEVER seen anything that looked like or manuvuered like this in my life.
The two most unusual aspects of the sighting were:

1.) The very odd look of the objects
2.) the way they cruised so closely (almost touching) the tree tops in a very populated area and then go in the water?!

The closest explaination I can come up with is, that possibly they were flares, except for the fact that flares don't manuver over tree tops like that and why would they be shot over a populated area in broad daylight??

I would be EXTREMELY interested to hear of a concurrent sighting that day or a plausible explaination. Thank

((NUFORC Note: Date may be approximate. We would welcome reports from anyone else who may have been witness to this, or a similar, sighting. PD))