Date: 7-28-07 9:00 – 9:05 PM
Location: Troy, Michigan
Message: I was with a friend in a car driving west on 17 mile road when i noticed a particularly large object in a perfectly clear sky. The object at first seemed to look like a comet or a meteor. It appeared to be on fire or as if it was burning. The object left a streak/tail however it was more like a wake following a boat since the tail didnt converge to a point.
When I first noticed the object, it appeared to be falling and was maybe 45-50 degrees above the horizon. The object also appeared to be rather high in altitude. The object wasnt moving fast from our perspective but when we noticed how much it traveled it must have had a significant velocity. The streak it made did not stay in the sky, it followed the object as it traveled so there wasnt a long streak like you see from airplanes.
It appeared to large to be an aircraft, and to be honest it looked like a fireball. The object then changed direction and began going directly west and was also moving closer towards the horizon as trees were begining to block my view of it. We followed the object for maybe 5 mins until it was no longer in sight.
It did not resemble any type of manmade vehicle at all but at the same time, from its movements it didnt seem to be an object falling from space as i first thought. Id also like to mention that there wasnt a single cloud in the sky and plenty of light. The object was moving slowly enough that im sure many other people noticed it too.