NUFORC UFO Sighting 2527

Occurred: 1996-07-15 05:30 Local
Reported: 1997-07-13 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 1 minute
No of observers: 2

Location: Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Shape: Other

Summary : In the summer of 1996 my friend and I saw a bright object traveling across the sky very quickly making unusually strange movements, strange jigs, and path alterations although maintaining a rather straight path from North by northwest to south by southeast. It covered the complete sky at a speed slightly slower than a falling star.. but this was not a falling star.

My friend and I were floating on rafts on Pickeral lake not too far from Sprinkle Road and Kilgore.. by a Winery in Climax Scotts. We were just relaxing on the lake, it was quiet on the lake and were were anckored down so we wouldn't move. The night was slightly chilly so we didn't go swimming like usual, but the stars were very clear, and everything was rather calm. I saw something moving very fast across the sky at first I thought it was a shooting star because I have seen a number of them at that lake, but this did not dissipate like meteors do. Then I noticed that it was making strange and sharp turns and jumps side to side, I alerted my friend who then quickly picked up on the sight. He saw the strange jigs and jumps it was making and the speed at which it was traveling. We were both amazed because we had never seen anything like that before. We have told a couple of people but most just say "Oh.. that's nice."

Posted 1999-01-28

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