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With the increasing use of digital cameras we are seeing more photos showing alleged 'UFOs' - many of these could be insects, cloud shapes etc. As many readers have asked to see the photos I will be using some of them and leaving it up to the individual to make up their own mind - John @ UFOINFO.

July 2nd 2004 : Jackson, Michigan

Western Edge Of City Of Jackson, Michigan UFO Sighting !

Date: July 2, 2004
Time: 8:50 p.m. (initially)

Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 1 or 2
Shape of objects: Circular with ring, circular, three dots.

Full Description of event/sighting: I was leaving the parking lot of my apartment complex. I had planned on turning onto the street and heading east, but I always look down the street to the west first to make sure there is no traffic coming. The view I have at this point is one long street with trees on either side of it heading in the direction of the Jackson County airport (Reynolds Field). A half-dozen or more streets cross this street, so the street has a lot of stop signs as you travel it toward the airport. However, it doesn't lead directly to the airport; it dead-ends and you need to go south, then west to reach the airport. Looking down this street, I noticed something in the sky between the line of trees on either side of the street and just past the dead-end point of the road. It was a bright, white object three times the size and brightness of Venus and it had a misty white, thick ring of fog or cloud around it.

The sky was clear except for this ring around the object. Had the object been located anywhere other than what it was in that direction I wouldn't have seen it; there is a very narrow view of the sky over the airport because of all the trees down that street. I knew this was something unusual, and having seen a strange object three days earlier on 02/04/2004, I decided to back my truck up and get my camcorder from my apartment. After doing so, I drove back to where I was a couple of minutes ago and the object was still there. I noticed a car at the first stop sign that wasn't moving. I decided to go in that direction to try to get closer to the object so I could videotape it (In hindsight I should have immediately videotaped from where I was at!). I drove up behind the car at the stop sign; I could tell that the driver was staring at the object and this was why he had not proceeded through the stop sign. Suddenly he noticed that I was behind him and slowly moved on, turning left. I continued west through the stop sign in the direction of the airport and at some point I lost sight of the object.

I decided to drive another mile and a half to a bowling alley across from the airport and try to find the object in the sky again, because there is a clear view of the sky there. When I arrived there I noticed what I thought at first to be a star. It looked too bright to be a star, though, so I began videotaping at 9:00pm. As I videotaped, the object seemed to dim and brighten. I thought this was strange because the sky was clear. On the videotape, the object can be seen turning into three small, white lights and it seems to be rotating or spinning. After a minute it dimmed and vanished, but seemed to relocate a short distance to the south. I repositioned the camcorder and continued videotaping the object near the bowling alley building. It seemed to make a slow, downward movement behind some trees and can be seen on the videotape moving behind tree branches. When the object was completely obscured by a large pine tree, I drove after it toward the west and into the township of Parma. On the way there, I spotted it twice over some treetops as a circle with a ring around it again, then lost it when I reached Parma. At this point I decided to go back to the city of Jackson and continue with my original plans for the evening. I saw the second object (flying triangle) at 9:50pm while stopped at an ATM machine.

Sketch of sighting

Image from video tape

Image from video tape

Thank you to the witness for the report and the great graphic.