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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/20/2005 23:00 (Entered as : 08/20/2005 23:00)
Reported: 8/22/2005 7:14:52 PM 19:14
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Lake, MI
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 1 minute
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Four identical 3-lighted objects seen holding motionless, close to each other, then 1 object accelerates up

I'm a mechanical engineer and cannot explain what I saw on this night at my parent's farm house. It was a chilly night so I was closing a window before retiring for the night when I noticed an unusually bright star (so I thought) in the sky. As I looked at it, it seemed to grow even brighter still, and then just as quickly it grew dimmer. Soon it dimmed completely out.

I thought this was very odd as it was a perfectly clear night. I decided to investigate it further so I went and found some 10x binoculars.

Upon examining the spot in the sky where the object had been I found nothing but stars, but looking a bit futher north I found something in my sights that took my breath away. The object was comprised of 3 lights a larger blueish/green light in the center with two smaller reddish/brown lights on either side. The larger light in the center was slightly elevated above the two smaller red lights, otherwise the 3 lights would have formed a horizontal line.

Immediately, my mind connected the 3 symetrical lights into some kind of or attached to some type of aircraft. But, this craft was motionless. I soon discovered a second object beside the first, then a third above that one, and fourth, all of identical size, color, and shape and all motionless and not blinking or pulsing. As soon as I had counted the fourth object the lowest object began to move, slowly at first, but then accelerating rapidly straight up to the outside of the other 3 objects which remained still.

At this point I wanted someone else to see what I was seeing, so I went to get my parents. Upon returning just seconds later all of the objects had vanished, we ran outside to search the rest of the sky and found nothing.