posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 10:40 AM
Last night I was standing behind my apartment and saw something that I've never read about before. I'm still not sure what to make of it, but
perhaps posting about it will bring up some logical explanations. Or not.
It was between 1:05 AM and 1:10 AM. I made sure to glance at the clock when I saw what happened. The back of my apartment faces north, and what I
spotted was north and slightly west from my location in Grand Haven, Michigan.
Okay, I'll try to describe what I saw the best I can. Imagine if you saw the brightest star in the sky falling toward the horizon. But rather than
streaking down it had more of a strobe effect. So it was a series of bright dots, one right after the other, progressing VERY quickly from the sky to
the horizon. It was, as I mentioned, almost like a strobe effect. I know it wasn't a meteor or "shooting star" because I've seen those. What I saw
had NO tail, no streak, nothing like that. And I know it wasn't a satellite because this was moving FAST, not the slow steady and straight way a
satellite moves. It started at about a 45 degree angle above the horizon and went straight down to behind some trees that were obstructing my view.
And the distance away from me would be hard to determine. The time it took for this to happen each time was probably, at most, less than a second.
I should mention that the trees only became an issue at the end of what I saw. The start of it was a clear line of sight.
So, to review... I bright dot falling straight down, without a streak, and looking more like a strobe effect rather than any typical atmospheric entry
that has a heat trail. I think I saw 6 or 7 dots as it fell...meaning the strobe effect (I wish I had a better way to describe that).
I didn't hear anything unusual. I did stand out there for a while to see if anything else would occur. But no luck.
Here is an animation I just put together to demonstrate what I am trying to describe.