|Occurred : 2/26/2012 19:18 (Entered as : 02/26/12 19:18)
Reported: 2/27/2012 12:24:14 PM 12:24
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Duration:about 2 seconds
|Rectangular Craft seen over Ann Arbor, Mi.
I am an amateur astronomer and since last night (2/26/12) was the first clear night since buying a new binocular; I decided to go outside and star test them.
I was on the back deck looking west. Because of trees, I can look straight overhead, a little bit to the west, and a little bit to the east.
Jupiter and the Moon were westward as was Venus closer to the horizon. To the SSW high in the sky was M45 the Pleiades open cluster.
At one point, I would estimate that it was about 7:18 or 19PM; I was sweeping the sky just west of the zenith, when I caught sight of an airliner - probably a Boeing 747 or maybe an Airbus A380 because it had 4 engines on the wing cruise climbing almost directly in a western direction (more later). I could see a lot of detail including the wing tip lights, strobe light on the belly - it was lit up very well.
As I was tracking this airliner heading west; a silent, brownish, rectangular (about 5 or 6 times wide as it was long - flying wingish but with no appearent taper to the ‘wings’) craft flew underneath this airliner going about 15 degrees more northward but still on a westerly course. It crossed the airliner's course in a shallow X. It is hard to judge its speed - a lot depends upon its actual altitude - but its appearent speed seemed a lot faster. I tracked this new craft for maybe another second or so, then it disappeared behind some trees.
On the Enroute L-28 chart, there is a marked airway that goes directly over where I live simply marked 281 between Detroit Wayne County VOR and HARWL intersection which confirms that the airliner was below 18,000 feet, and this UFO was somewhere below him.
Another clue was the fact that this airliner was perfectly in focus, but this UFO was a little out of focus.
It was a light brown in color, rectangular shaped (no taper!), no exhaust seen (it was very clear on the airliner), no lights, silent, flying a straight course, going really fast (left the airliner like it was standing still).
This is a purely visual report by just me. But, I thought I’d report it anyway. Just in case somebody else seen it, or maybe somebody else on that airliner made a report of it.