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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/17/2022 20:18 (Entered as : 09/17/2022 8:18 PM)
Reported: 9/17/2022 6:05:39 PM 18:05
Posted: 10/8/2022
Location: Troy, MI
Shape: Circle
Duration: 1 minute
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object
Round bright object hovering at dusk

My 3 kids and I (ages 13, 11, 9) were taking a walk at dusk in our subdivision after dinner. It was getting dark so we were headed back toward our house. Suddenly, we noticed a bright round object hovering above us (not still, slowly moving). It was lit very brightly. It was moving steadily and slowly, at the speed of a floating balloon. It was completely noiseless, and appeared round. It did not appear to have wings or any shape even remotely close to a plane or helicopter. It was as close to our heads as a kite would be, maybe closer. It appears much further in the video, but the video is not a good reflection of what we actually witnessed live. My 13 year old took out her phone and recorded it, but by this point, it had already moved away from us in proximity. After she stopped recording, it suddenly vanished. We could no longer see it, which was weird because the light was so bright just seconds prior. Something that bright should have been visible even from a distance. In the video, you can see a bat fly by the lens of our camera. Even the bat is flying faster than this object, which is so strange and fascinating.