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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/4/2017 06:05 (Entered as : 10/04/17 6:05)
Reported: 10/6/2017 9:27:45 AM 09:27
Posted: 10/19/2017
Location: Troy, MI
Shape: Circle
Duration: 20-30 seconds
Characteristics: The object left a trail, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object, Missing time was experienced, Animals reacted to the event
Bright white light bigger than a soft ball.

On Wednesday morning, October 4, 2017, at approximately 6:05 a.m. I had to take one of my three dogs outside on a leash due to major surgery he just had. Normally, I allow them to go out by themselves because I have a fenced back yard.

While the other two dogs were running around the back yard, the dog I had on the leash just stood in the middle of the driveway looking around. While he was doing that, I was noticing how nice the stars were and the little dipper was visible. The cold front had not moved in yet, but I did notice some light clouds moving in.

Something caught my dogs attention and he started to walk down the driveway to the back yard. We were headed North on the driveway. That is when I noticed a bright ball of light arcing from about a mile from my driveway on the East side. It was about 300 feet in the air arcing East. Then it literally stopped for a few seconds in mid-air, and then flew straight up into the sky until I could not see it any longer.

From my location the ball looked to be bigger than a soft ball and as bright as a led light. When we all went back inside the house 40 minutes had already gone by.

The 40 minutes that passed from us going outside and going back in again is confusing. Our morning journey outside usually lasts 10 minutes. After we went inside I heard a helicopter near my house.