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Occurred : 8/15/1980 23:30 (Entered as : 8-15-1980 23:30)
Reported: 2/9/2008 9:05:42 AM 09:05
Posted: 2/14/2008
Location: Detroit, MI
Shape: Disk
Duration:10 min
Disc sighting in Detroit

This happened in August of 1980 about 11:30 at night in Detroit MI. Weather was partly cloudy.

Being summer, my father was sitting on the porch. He walked in and said, "Hey, do you want to see a UFO?"

I thought, what a silly joke but got up anyway and went out on the porch.

When I went on the porch I looked up and saw an enormous disc hovering in the sky above the trees to the east. It looked to be in the area of 300 feet long and had a row of illuminated portholes along the side. It was silent and floating in the same manner as a boat would in water.

My mother, grandmother, aunt and uncle also came out to look. We watched it a good 10 minutes before the tops of the trees obscured it.

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