NUFORC Sighting 174667

Occurred: 2023-02-19 20:58 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2023-02-19 19:47 Pacific
Duration: Approx 15 seconds
No of observers: 2

Location: Waterford, MI, USA
Location details: PTK Oakland International Airport

Shape: Orb
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aura or haze around object, Aircraft nearby

Bright white light orbs with green edges, very bright and rocketing very fast towards the ground west of PTK airport

I am a Pilot at PTK airport, been there for years and know what normal airport activity looks like. At approximately 21:00 I was on the ground and saw west of the airport white and green lights spinning and plummeting out of the sky incredibly fast. At First thinking it was a plane crashing I pointed out to the lineman next to me. After seeing it for slightly longer it was far too brightly lit, large, and moving much too fast to be any standard plane. It appeared to be plummeting to the ground and disappeared over the horizon line. ATC at the airport tower did not see it with there only being a skeleton crew left at the time. Only one plane was in the air near the airport and traveling in the opposite direction as the lights. I have been flying out of that airport for years and seen thousands of different planes and helicopters come in and out. I fly myself and have a comprehensive knowledge of aviation. That thing looked like nothing I have ever seen and I’m so baffled as to what it could be.

Posted 2023-03-06

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