What started out as a father-son business trip through Michigan’s remote Keweenaw Peninsula turned into a frightening encounter with strange lights and eventually missing time on August 18, 2010, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The man and his 16-year-old son were in the northern-most portion of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – a sparsely populated area – and 20 miles off of Highway 41 at 8:07 p.m. when they saw the first orange light in the sky.
As the object moved in a slow and irregular pattern, the two became nervous, but they finally reached Highway 41 and drove south.
The orange light returned.
“It was very large now, and the color was very intense,” the father reported. “Both the light and Jupiter were visible. The light began to move close to the horizon, and seemed to be following the terrain.”
Again, they became nervous over what they were seeing.
When they arrived in Bruce Crossing, they pulled over at a small truck stop as a bathroom break, and asked if anyone had seen anything unusual. One trucker had seen something.
The man told them he had seen “a large orange ball to the east.”
They then turned westbound on Highway 28, and a few minutes into the ride, the son looked behind them.
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