Jul 21, 2015 at 11:54 AM
On Tuesday night, Joe Grimes and his wife, Chelsea, were stopped at a red light on the corner of 168th Avenue and Comstock Street in Grand Haven when something caught Joe’s eye.
The Grand Haven resident said he saw a bright, yellow and orange light about the size of a nickel in the southern sky. He said it was stopped, and then shot straight down.
The object moved so quickly that it had a tail of light trailing behind it, Grimes recalled.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” he said.
Chelsea said she didn’t see anything, but suggested it could have been a meteor.
“I know it wasn’t a shooting star or meteorite,” Grimes insisted.
Grimes said he didn’t think more of it until the next day when he logged onto Facebook.com, where a friend had posted a video of an object quickly flying across the sky.
Elizabeth Cory of the Federal Aviation Administration's Great Lakes region public affairs office said nothing has been out of the normal.
“We haven’t noticed anything unusual,” she said.
Lt. Col. Robert DeCoster from the Air National Guard base in Battle Creek said they haven’t heard of anything similar to what Grimes reported. He added that it definitely wasn’t anything operating out of the Battle Creek base.
To read more of this story, see Saturday’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.