|Occurred : 11/19/2003 18:05 (Entered as : 11/ 6:05)
Reported: 11/19/2003 4:52:14 PM 16:52
Location: Lansing, MI
|Flaring star: star got brighter 4x that of mars) and then faded gradually to nothing 2 times
I do not know that this was a 'craft'. I saw a bright 'star' in while looking south just after sunset. It looked like venus at its brightest and maybe a little more. It could not be venus because it was too high up in the sky. As I watched it grew in brightness and then faded away to nothing. As I was trying to figure out what had just happened (was it an airplane high in the sky with the recently set sun reflecting off of it?), the 'star came back in what seemed like the exact same position. It grew in intensity once again over a 5 second period. shown brightly, but not quite as brightly as the first one, and then dimmed to nothing. I waited for a minute or two to see if it returned, but no. No lights, no airplane lights, no nothing. there were no trails or streaks. If it had been a meteor or space junk upon reentry, it must have been on an in line trajectory with my position because there was no evidence of lateral motion.
((NUFORC Note: No date indicated by witness. We have assigned an arbitrary date. PD))