Reported: 2007-10-04 18:00 Pacific
Duration: 3 minutes
No of observers: 2
Location: Canton Township, MI, USA
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object, Left a trail, Changed Colo
Multiple Silver Orbs over Canton Township, Michigan
I returned from a day of driving and stood in the yard by my truck to have a smoke. The late afternoon sky was clear. I noticed this bright silver orb at a very high altitude (about the height of a cumulus cloud). And then another. And then another, until there were 7-8 of them. They were tiny, like pinheads and flew randomly, quickly. They would appear and disappear from sight. Before they would disappear, they would turn dull, then dark (aImost black). They would reappear suddenly. There movement was very similar to a swarm of fruitflie:, in close proximity to each other, very random, in all directions.
I thought perhaps they were floaters in my eyes, but when I closed them, I didn't see anything; when I followed the objects, they didn't move in my field of vision like floaters would. They'd stay where I focussed or followed their movement. I said "Wow! Look at this!," to alert my co-driver, but I couldn't get him to see where I indicated, before they all faded and disappeared. "You seeing UFOs?," he said sarcastically.
Then a single silver orb appeared in the east and flew west, which he did see. It was a bit larger (maybe lower) than the others. This one crossed the sky like an aircraft would, but he agreed it looked strange and not like a plane at all. It moved too slow for a plane at that altitude. It had an aura around it and left a slight trail. It kept going in a straight line until we lost sight of it due to the sun.
We see planes all the time (we are not far from Detroit Metro Airport), but this one was not in a regular flight path, moved too slow and didn't look like plane.
I am a college grad in my early 50's, my co-driver is an army veteran in his mid 40's.
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