NUFORC Sighting 179915

Occurred: 2023-12-16 20:50 Local
Reported: 2023-12-24 15:07 Pacific
Duration: One second
No of observers: 1

Location: Ferndale, MI, USA
Location details: Ferndale Michigan. Southbound Woodward avenue, approximately a quarter mile before nine mile road

Shape: Sphere
Color: Lighted
Estimated Size: Basketball or similar size.
Viewed From: Land
Direction from Viewer: South bound on Woodward avenue.
Angle of Elevation: 45
Closest Distance: 3-7 feet
Estimated Speed: Hard to estimate because it was so close.
Characteristics: Lights on object

A simple sighting which lasted one second.

As I was driving southbound down Woodward avenue (Woodward avenue runs at an angle so it isn’t true south) , before coming to the nine mile intersection, I had my eyes on the road. A sphere approximately the size of a basketball, which had no color but was shining in a way you can imagine some white shining light bulb. This object flew across in front of my vehicle , the object was flying westbound coming from eastbound at a very high speed I can not really estimate. (Keep in mind this road doesn’t run directly south but at an angle) The object appeared to have been flying straight from the east to the west but as it passed my vehicle it went up at 3 o’clock. I estimate it came in at 9 o clock from how I could see, but I did not see what angle it flew in on before it came in front of my vehicle. I do not know if it came from the sky before I got to see it. it couldn’t have been more than above 7 feet above ground, I am estimating. it flew in the middle of my windshield view of my sedan and its distance away was easier to estimate than its height above ground. It was 4-7 feet away from the front bumper end of my car. am only writing this because there were other people around but I do not know if anyone else noticed or filed a report as well. It flew by so fast, that it’s possible not many people were looking at the spot I was during my drive. Unfortunately, I don’t have too much more information for you because i could not look up to my 2 or 3 o’clock in my car to follow the sphere due to obstacles, and I couldn’t of seen much because there were many buildings blocking the view of potential paths the sphere would have taken as it went up. Someone else may have had some sighting and I hope this fits into some puzzle of other sightings in the vicinity. This is the first time I’ve ever seen something like that, and I am surprised it was so small and in a populated area. I really wish I could of gotten a better view or more time. I hope someone else did and this information helps.

Posted 2024-02-15

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