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Occurred : 1/12/2011 23:25 (Entered as : 01/12/11 23:25)
Reported: 1/12/2013 9:42:38 PM 21:42
Posted: 2/4/2013
Location: Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Shape: Other
Duration:4 minutes
Arced line of 9-11 orange lights, with the last four forming a square, moving slowly N, silent; lights disappeared one by one

While turning our compost pile I noticed a line of orange lights through the trees, just above our neighbor's house. I first thought a firework had just exploded but the embers did not dissipate, so I studied them more closely. There were between 9-11 orange lights, bright enough to be very low flying aircraft, but they made no noise at all. They were flying very slowly northwards (much too slowly to be an small aircraft), evenly spaced, in an arced line except for the last four, which formed a small square. It looked a bit like the Little Dipper, with less of an arc.

I called my husband outside and he saw the whole formation (assuming it wasn't larger before I noticed it) and, because it was moving out of view, we ran to our front yard where we saw our neighbors and told them to look up. The lights began extinguishing one by one, and by the time our neighbors witnessed them, there were only three, but they were still bright and silent. Then, the last three lights went out, again, one by one, very gradually.

I saw that a local news station ran a story about folks seeing strange lights in the sky in the past few days, but no calls to the local Air Force Base or Federal Government have been returned. Also, it seems odd that similar lights have been spotted across the country in the last month, in areas that do not have Air Force bases or, unlike us, are not near an international border.