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Occurred : 9/1/1996 18:00 (Entered as : 09/1996 18:00)
Reported: 11/24/2007 7:38:01 PM 19:38
Posted: 11/28/2007
Location: Ohio-Michigan border, OH
Shape: Light
Duration:1 minute
A UFO explodes in the sky

I was driving home from Michigan, South on 75, and had just passed the Michigan/Ohio border. It was late September, I think, around 8 PM, and the starless sky was pitch black.

As I drove down the highway, I looked up and noticed two lights, two lit up objects, travelling across the sky, one following the other. They showed up in the upper half of my windshield, near the top, and appeared to be moving eastward at a steady clip. The objects must have been a considerable distance away yet appeared like two quite visible lights separated by three or four 'object' lengths. Since it was rather cold, my car windows were up and I heard no noise.

Suddenly, a tremendous explosion engulfed the front object, and it appeared to be desintegrating in a burst of flames. The whole surrounding sky had lit up. I was shaken by the spectacle because, subconsciously, I wanted to believe that the two objects were passenger planes, and here--one was desintegrating right in front of my eyes.

I believe I slowed down, checked my driving, and then, the next moment, I saw only one object remaining, still travelling East. There were no falling aflame parts of the structure. One moment there was an object in the sky, the next--there was an explosion, and then the object was gone from the sky, as if rubbed out by a pencil eraser.

Again, I did not hear the explosion, the objects were too far away anyway.

I arrived home around midnight. I asked my parents if there were any news about an airplane explosion/accident. There were none.

The next morning, I read the newspapers and watched the TV News and heard nothing about the explosion I had witnessed the previous evening. I believe I had called one of the local news agencies, but without results.

And yet, if I had witnessed the explosion, someone else must have seen it too.

I have never heard or seen a word about it.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))