Reported: 2013-05-17 09:13 Pacific
Duration: 8-10 seconds
No of observers: 2
Location: Madison Heights, MI, USA
Yellow/white orb hovering above I-696. Slowly pulsating, not flashing. No sound.
Parking in front of our place in the evening. Saw yellow/white orb hovering above I-696, just east of where I-75 intersects. Slowly pulsating, not flashing. No sound.
It is common to see news traffic helicoptors flying over the freeway, getting that traffic shot for the nightly news. As soon as I saw it, I said to my wife, "That doesn't look like a helicopter." But the helicoptors are loud, have flashing lights, usually keep moving and are easy to identify.
I am not into the ufo thing, so I just sort of shrugged it off as something weird and went inside. Then I saw a story on the local news that other people in the area had reported seeing similar things.
I grew up next to an airport and I have been an avid camper my entire life. I have camped all over the US, Canada and Europe. In fact, I have camped a number of times in Death Valley and the Mojave desert. Right near Area 51. I have looked up into the night sky for hours and hours on end. And I have never seen anything I couldn't identify, until now.
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