Two St. Clair Shores, MI, witnesses report watching a light descend to Lake St. Clair where it was seen as a saucer shape “with large dome on top” with orange and green lights and hovering 10 to 15 seconds before submerging in the water and moving away, according to May 5, 2011, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The two friends and a parent had just attended a tree lighting ceremony at nearby Jefferson Library when they stopped at a party store. The parent went into the store, while the two friends remained in the car and witnessed the UFO.
They first watched the light in the distant sky, but the object was in a descend mode and dropped to just above the lake.
“As it neared the horizon and water level out there on the lake it slowed drastically and orange and green sequencing illuminations were present,” the reporting witness stated.
The witness described the shape of the object.
“The shape appeared to be saucer on the bottom with larger dome on the top. It entered the water very slowly as we had 10-15 seconds of viewing the lights and the craft to get totally freaked out as it disappeared underwater still somewhat illuminating the water from below far offshore.”
No images or videos were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on May 5, 2011. The incident occurred in December 1996. St. Clair Shores is a city bordering Lake St. Clair in Macomb County, MI, population 59,715.
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The following is the unedited and as yet uninvestigated report filed with MUFON. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If Michigan MUFON State Director William J. Konkolesky investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.
MI, December 1996 – Craft submerged itself in Lac St Clair. MUFON Case # 28950.
This event I’ve never been able to explain. Witnessed by a friend at the time as well, so I know it wasn’t imagined. It had to of been 96′ or 97′ at the time.
St Clair Shores had just finished it’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the 11 mile and Jefferson Library. On our way home the three of us (me, my mom and my friend) stopped at a party store which no longer runs on the corner of 13 mile and Jefferson. As my mom went into the store my buddy and I waited in the car and were amazed by what we saw.
As we were looking out the window in the east/south/east direction over the lake we noticed a light high in the sky was descending from further south over the lake to north lining up with the direction 13 mile points into the lake. It stayed about the same distance from the shore which I’d have to estimate at about a statue mile but still relatively high at roughly a couple thousand feet until it lined up pretty much exactly with 13 mile and went into a straight downward descent at a mile offshore.
As it neared the horizon and water level out there on the lake it slowed drastically and orange and green sequencing illuminations were present. The shape appeared to be saucer on the bottom with larger dome on the top. It entered the water very slowly as we had 10-15 seconds of viewing the lights and the craft to get totally freaked out as it disappeared underwater still somewhat illuminating the water from below far offshore.
We said nothing to each other the whole time, then my mother returned to the car, and as we said nothing and craned our necks to watch for anything else she drove off. My mother proceeded to drop my friend off without us saying anything.At the time there was no houses left of the house with the big anchor at the end of 13 mile so the viewing was uninhibited.