|Occurred : 7/25/2000 22:23 (Entered as : 7/25/2000 22:23)
Reported: 2/10/2007 11:49:09 PM 23:49
Location: Sturgeon Bay, WI
|Army Airborne drills over the bay
"Red light seen over Door County I left my cousin's house around 22:10 and I decided to take a ride on the back roads. After a short while in the car I glanced up and noticed a non-flashing red light with sort of a dim purpleish tint around it. It was steadily moving northeast and I continued to follow it until I could not keep up with it anymore. The light flew over Lake Michigan and that is about the time I lost visual contact."
Someone reported a sighting, the site was actually the Army Airborne running para-trooping drills over the bay in a C130. The light was the bay doors which have red lights on the inside giving off the appearance of a purple border on the lower sides from the reflection off the bay. This happens from May to November every year, sometimes even get the F-15's and some various Helo-copters models flying in formation. Looks pretty cool but it's definitely identified.
((NUFORC Note: We are unable to confirm that this explanation for the original report is correct. PD))