|Occurred : 9/7/2004 21:45 (Entered as : 09/07/2004 21:45)
Reported: 9/7/2004 7:28:37 PM 19:28
Location: Jackson, MI
|Formation of 3 lights heading SE, appeared to be fast and low altitude with no noise detectable.
Three lights in a triangular or vee formation passed overhead from NW to SE. They were initially observed overhead and proceeded SE in a straight line until they were no longer visible. The sky was clear except for some clouds low in the sky far to the east. The lights were a steady off-white color, not as bright as aircraft lights (several of which were visible at the same time in other parts of the sky.) NO navigation lights were observed. The lights appeared to be slightly smaller than a No. 2 pencil eraser held at arms length. The western light was about 8 eraser widths from the lead light and the eastern light was about twice that distance. They did not appear to be connected; stars were visible between the lights. There was no noise that we heard. They appeared to be lower than the other aircraft in the area and if that is the case they were travelling very fast to go from overhead to out of sight that quickly. Observers are a 51 year old female, administrative assistant for a major gas and electric utility and a 63 year old male, retired engineer, former Navy submarine officer and amateur astronomer.