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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/22/2005 03:35 (Entered as : 11/22/05 03:35)
Reported: 11/22/2005 7:45:13 AM 07:45
Posted: 12/16/2005
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Shape: Unknown
Duration: >1 hour
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Bright white light hung in the night sky with flashing lights that radiated in all directions from it. I watched for an hour then left.

I awoke at about 3:00 am to use the washroom and returned to bed, glancing out my south-facing window as usual. I noticed an unusually bright white light that appeared to be hovering between Orion's Belt and Sirius. What caught and held my attention were the smaller lights that periodically went on and off in all directions radiating from the bright white light.

At approximately 03:35 an airplane passed across the sky from west to east and it appeared to fly behind the object.

As a geologist, I mapped the constellations, the airplane's trajectory and the object (as well as the approximate location of the flickering lights in relation to the main, larger white light) so that I could estimate the size of the object if ever I was interested enough to attempt to track down the airplane's distance from my home.

After putting together my scaled figure, I went to bed. This was about at 04:30.

((NUFORC Note: Celestial body, we suspect, although that is just a guess. PD))