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Object Flight Path
2013, Friday Aug 24, 9:50pm
Viewing location: Harrison Township, MI - on Lake Saint Clair - North of L���anse Creuse Bay.
Wife and I were sitting outside on the deck looking at the night sky, facing South. There were no clouds and visibility was near perfect.
I first noticed a small star colored object that was moving and pointed it out to my wife who then saw it easily. I keep a pair of 20 x 80 binoculars nearby and I immediately attempted to view the object through these. This took three attempts as the object was moving fast in a East-SE direction.
We live 2 miles South of the Selfridge Air National Guard Base. This object was nearly overhead, thus it was easily within the base���s restricted air space, of about a 5 mile radius.
When I finally got the binoculars lined up with the object it was already heading away from us. Still, it appeared about the size of a grape held at arm���s length. The light intensity was so bright that it could not have been a conventional aircraft. It was the color of a star. It���s shape was hard to distinguish due to the light intensity, but I would guess it was oval. The light did not have distinct edges.
As it continued away from us, it did not turn, descend or ascend. It continued straight, going East-SE over the lake, until the light diminished to a point and disappeared. Total viewing duration was about 20 seconds.
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