I saw something quite similar tonight (8-29-12) just a few short miles from where this previous sighting was noticed. My girlfriend and I noticed very similar lights moving straight into the night sky and then seemingly tumbling towards the earth from Ionia St. in downtown Lansing.
These were also moving from east to west in the nighttime sky. When they flew over her house they appeared more amorphous, kind of like balloons, with the orange glow.
If you have seen anything like this in the same area please be kind enough to contact Brian Vike at: firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of your sighting. All personal information is kept confidential.
Also, please feel free to send in your sightings that have happened years ago. So many of these older sightings are nothing short of amazing.