|Occurred : 6/1/1986 19:00 (Entered as : 6/01/1986 19:00)
Reported: 3/1/2008 7:52:05 PM 19:52
Location: Flint, MI
|Meteor shower? Sonic boom? I don't know...
I remember two seperate events. The first one happened in June or July of 1986. I was 8 years old. I witnessed what I thought was a Meteor shower. We had a thunderstorm that afternoon, complete with warnings. I believe it was on a Sunday.
Anyway, I liked storms for some reason. Especially afterwards because I would look for rainbows. Well, as I watched out of the back door through the screen door...I saw a the sky start to turn a brilliant orange/red color. I mean this was a deep orange-red (almost like dusk, but it was too early in the day for this). The next thing I know I saw a few fireballs rain down. I called for my family to come look. I mean these objects were on fire. I thought that it was judgement day or something but I wasn't scared. Which is why I thought it was because noone was concerned. We all had this euphoria going on. They were round and it looked like fire was around them. I mean they were showering, however, no one was concerned about them starting a fire. I don't remember what happened after that. Also, nobody in my family remembers it. I have asked several people around town and they really don't remember. A few people I asked that are around my age say they remember about as much as I do...and nothing after.
The rest of the day is just sort of blank. I try to remember myself and it's hazy what happened afterward. However, I do remember not hearing any fire engines or anything. This has bugged me for years. I guess it could be dismissed as a meteor shower but I can't find any reports and nobody remembers. What happened?
The second incident was about four years or so after that(circa 1990). I can't remember what year but it was the summer time and as I looked outsid in mid-afternoon I heard a awesomely loud clangy like sound. My first thought was that it was an accident but where was the screeching tire sound? The clanging metal sound lasted too long for a MVA! It sounding more like a symbol as it pulsated outward. The musician in me noticed that it almost changed tone as it moved (like someone running their fingers across piano keys, but imagine keys sounding like metallic chimes with tones sounding almost identical but still different). A good example is the movie War of the Worlds (newer version) the sound the tripods made right before they fire the weapons. I looked down out of the window and saw people running outside. They were hollering what was that?! My dad was hollering too. It was on the news. They said that there were no military planes in the area and the airport didn't even have any planes in the air at that moment. Also, this spread out over the entire county. Wild. I have never heard anything else about it...not even the next day. Also, I haven't heard anything else like this since then. Someone should investigate these two incidents.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the dates of the incidents are approximate. PD))