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Occurred : 1/8/1998 17:00 (Entered as : 01/08/1998 17:00)
Reported: 10/20/2003 7:12:29 AM 07:12
Posted: 10/31/2003
Location: Petoskey, MI
Shape: Light
Duration:10 - 12 seconds
Blueish-Green "light" appears & then accellerates in another direction.

I was on my way into town to get Pizza. It was about 7:00 - 7:30 Pm EST. I was on US31, heading East, driving next to Little Traverse Bay, on Lake Michigan.

I saw a quick flash, & noticed a "ball" of light traveling over the bay. I first assumed it was a meteor. I noted however, there was no "tail" & it was a blueish-green color. I haven't seen any meteors like this before....

It traveled for about 10 seconds or so keeping a constant speed, faster than a normal plane, but slower than what a meteor would travel. It then made an abrupt 90 degree change in direction & accellerated out of sight.

The 3 major things that I noted were "different" from other objects I've seen are ..

1. The color. (Blueish-green)

2. No "tail" like on a meteor.

3. The abrupt change of direction, & speed.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))