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Occurred : 1/13/2013 00:40 (Entered as : 01/13/2013 00:40)
Reported: 2/13/2013 7:35:34 AM 07:35
Posted: 2/18/2013
Location: Troy, MI
Shape: Circle
Duration:~2 minutes
Orange flame like orbs in the sky, turned triangular in shape and then disappeared.

I was on my way home from work at the hospital where I work as an RN at approximately 0040 on January 13th, 2013. I was on the phone with my brother from California and was turning East onto Big Beaver Rd. and then planned to turn right onto Rochester Rd. in Troy.

As I was turning East onto Big Beaver, I looked up at the street and traffic lights on that corner and noticed that there was a orange orb of sorts that looked like it had a flame in the center of it flickering just above the street lights and moving in a horizontal fashion at a slow pace. I could not comprehend what I was seeing, so I turned into the parking lot and just parked to watch it.

At first, I thought it might be a Chinese lantern, but it was close enough to see there was nothing surrounding the flame like orb. I then noticed a second one appear close behind it going in the same direction. At that point, I told my brother that I was seeing something unusual and that I needed to get off th! e phone to try to video tape this. Very quickly, the two lights had moved very far away in the distance and a third light appeared. The three lights got into a triangular pattern and looked stationary for about 30 seconds or more.

It was at that point that I had gotten off the phone, parked my car, and pulled out my iPhone to take a photo and then some video. I regret that I did not have the ability to pull out my camera and start videotaping when these two orbs were closer to me! I’m very upset that I did not just hang up on my brother and start videotaping right away. What shows up in my video are the three lights in the distance, very high up in the sky in the triangular pattern.

As I was in the parking lot, there was a lot of light pollution from the parking lights, so I drove past them and parked again and got out of the car to keep videotaping. At that point, the lights started to disappear one by one. The entire incident was approximately two minutes in length.

I have never seen anything like this in my life. There were other cars at that intersection during the same time, so I’m sure there is someone else out there who witnessed this.

After thinking about what I saw and going through all the possibilities, I’m convinced that this was not a Chinese lantern. To see it so close, move so slowly, and then quickly ascend and move SO far away so without any wind tells me that this is something else entirely. The objects made no sound whatsoever. The third one appeared only after the other two were high up in the sky. Up close, they were almost organic looking in nature, and did resemble a flame of sorts, but not a flame. That is the best way I can describe them, as I have nothing else to compare them to.

I did not see a metal object or disk. It was simply this beautiful, natural looking orange/reddish light, gliding along. Ironically enough, once I stepped out of my car and started video taping, I heard police sirens in the distance. Nothing has been reported locally, although some night prior, our local Fox2 News station did a report on lights in the sky that people in the metro Detroit area have been seeing.