Holland, Michigan, USA; July 27, 2007

Name: Jeff

Date: July 27, 2007, between 10:30pm and 11pm

Location: Holland, MI

Message: Object was a bright orange, firey even, but no structure was illuminated, only saw light (which apparently was coming from object itself). At first sight, due West (toward or possibly over lake Michigan), object was about the size of a thumbnail at arm’s length, so quite large for a light in the sky. It was actually spooky between its size and how bright it was.

I was viewing Jupiter so I had the telescope out but it was moving too quickly to track. I did look at it through binoculars but got no more useful detail. It moved from being westerly to south-southwest and grew progressively smaller until it faded into the darkness and actually reminded me a bit of a fire’s last ember as it disappeared.

I also noticed that there was no noise, which was a conspicuous absence for how big it was. It had to be quite large and likely very close when I first spotted it, yet it was silent.

Because I wasn’t able to see anything other than a firey-orange mass (something between a ball and a square in shape) I couldn’t estimate its distance or altitude. I can say it was 30-40 degrees above the horizon for the entire time it was visible, which seemed like approximately 3-5 minutes. (wish I had better notes!)

The night was cloudless although the transparency was poor (due to moisture).

I was shown this site after sharing this observation because of its similarity to the 9:30pm St. Claire Shores sighting, which is on the other side of the state but described as heading toward/over water there as well. I am approximately 175 miles from that location and saw the object between an hour and 90 minutes later, although I notice the other sighting describes it as moving in the direction away from Holland at that time (East).

I tend to believe it was the very same object because of how much it struck both of us as firey and unique, although I did not see flashing lights described, nor did I see the structure to say whether it was “turtle-shaped.”

I have a background in aerospace engineering and am an amateur astronomer. I have never seen anything like this, whether man-made or a celestial phenomenon, even in a photograph or a textbook.

Zevenkamp, Rotterdam, Holland, Netherlands; November 17, 1998

Name: Lesley Nuiten

Date: 17-11’98; 01.16am

Location: Holland-Rotterdam-Zevenkamp

What did the UFO look like, shape/size in relation to terrestrial objects/lights/colour: It was as big as jupiter as I can see it from my window, like a star. It was a red object.

Did the UFO do any strange things like hover and then zoom off quickly: It moved fast, faster than a satelite. The object blimbed and every time it apeared it moved ten cm forward. I know it for certain that it wasn’t a airplane, because I study the stars for seven years and I now what an plane looks like. A airplane blimbs in a sertend way and this object didn’t blimb as an airplane.

Any additional comments: I was looking for stars that where falling from the sky. And the object just apeared out of nowhereWhen I saw the object Looked for about 2 minutes and I ran down staires to get mycausin but when we came in my room it was gone.

Holland, Michigan, USA; August 12, 2007

Name: Kyle

Date: Sunday night, August 12, 2007; 10:45 – 11:30

Location: Holland, Michigan

Message: I live in Holland, MI…few minutes from the lake. Four of my friends, and one of my friends dad, and I heard that Sunday night was one of the best nights to see shooting stars, due to the new moon..or what not. So we went to Holland’s airport, and laid on the airstrip.

We went around 10:30 and saw the usual shooting stars. It was approximately, I’d say 11:00, when I saw this object. I was laying perpendicular with the runway, parallel with Lake MI, facing North, with my back to Lake Macatawa.

While laying there, to the right of me, to the east, I see this purple/light blue object streak across the sky, but going parallel on a downward angle towards the earth, at arms length, it was about 2 hands horizontal from the tree line. The object was a fingernail in size at arms length, it left a trail in the sky, for about 5 secs, but the object shot across the sky for about 5 secs also…the disappeared. It streaked across the sky from North to South.

It was the most amazing thing I have seen, yet. My friends dad said it was a shooting star, just closer to earth, than the others. I don’t know what it was, but I want to find out. It was incredible. I don’t know if this could be potential info for anything, but maybe you could figure out what it was.