My First UFO
As told by Jerrod S. Smelker
Here I am, a 52-year-old man and I saw a UFO today…my very first…I mean, I think it was a UFO. I know what it wasn’t…I think. So, it was Monday, March 13th 2023 and I was driving down Union Lake road towards work at Commerce Township (Michigan). It was about 7:00am-7:10am and the sun was coming up. It was a cold morning, probably around 32 degrees. I was at a complete stop due to a traffic light next to the Kroger store (to my left) and in the front upper left area through the windshield I saw a white light in the shape of a Sharpie marker or cigar. Within a second the light became super bright similar to seeing the arc of a welder. Then in an instant…it was gone. It didn’t move, it just vanished. Blink. Gone.
So, my first thought was that it was an airplane turning to the left towards the airport that I had already passed a few miles back and the sun was reflecting off it. However, after the bright light was gone, there was no airplane in the sky. The sky was very clear with only a few small clouds and it was light enough to see that if anything were in the sky, it would be noticeable.
Then I thought perhaps it was a sunlight reflection off my watch or something within the car…like a water bottle, my Yeti, or…Nope. Maybe it was …yes, I tried several things to de-bunk it and I found nothing. I even drove the same route the next day and the next…cuz it’s the same route I take every day and have for the last four years. And nothing. I have never seen anything like I did that day and haven’t since. However, when I was watching a show a few days later about UFOs, a woman had a photo of a UFO she witnessed and wouldn’t you know…it looked exactly like the one I saw. Exactly.
Truthfully, I have no idea what I saw. The only thing I can say is that it was an unidentifiable object in the sky. Not saying it was from outer space, or aliens, or whatever, but it was something. Something kinda cool.
NOTE: After a few weeks I decided to report it to the Michigan chapter of MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) Case # 130114
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