Published: 4:53 PM 2/15/2012
Traverse City, Michigan - 02-08-12
The witness went out for a smoke, and facing north she noticed what she thought was a plane, but it was traveling too fast.
Then she realized it was a light. It stopped and hovered. Then she noticed a gray ring around it, it was round in shape.
Then it went slower, made a circle, then moved straight, then a figure eight and then hovered again.
The light got extremely bright and just disappeared. There was no sound and the sighting lasted 3-5 minutes. She was the only witness that she was aware of.
The witness wonders how anyone could not have seen such a bright light.
There was a light gray sky with a high ceiling. The closest building is 150 yards away, and it appeared to be 4 inches above that from the witness' perspective.
If she could cover it up a golf ball would cover it or a bit smaller. It came from west to east.
Two hours later she saw helicopters flying in many different directions. After dark a couple more showed up. They do see helicopters from time to time but have never seen that many in a short period of time.
She was very excited and called a friend who told her about MUFON. She was also told to write this all down.
Her stomach was in knots, legs jittery; she was so emotional she cried a lot the next day. She said she felt a sense of loss.
By the third day she was fine. She believes in UFOs and had been thinking about them lately for some reason.
She has seen objects flying straight out on youtube but nothing like what she witnessed.
The witness is 61 and is a part time web and graphic designer. To her knowledge no family members have ever seen anything like this. She is curious if others shared the same experience.