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Occurred : 8/23/1997 11:30 (Entered as : 8-23-97 11:30 am)
Reported: 3/6/1998 09:40
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Dale Ville, IN
Shape: Triangle
Duration:2 min
Triangle craft with pole sticking out the front with small rectangle wing near end of pole and small ball at end of pole. Color of aircraft silver.

Driving north on I69 just before exit 67 the craft first looked like a dot reflecting in the sun (thought to my self, boy that airplane sure could be mistaken for a flying saucer). Then, as it neared it appeared to be a triangle rapidly desending directly toward me from the front of the car a little less then 10 oclock high. I could not believe my eyes. When it was about 2-1/2 inches wide at arms length it suddenly rotated 45 degrees counter clockwise in less the a second and kind of skidded or suddered in the air and changed direction so it was moving to my left and still desending. I think it was moving about 100-150 mph. At this time I could see there was a long pole about 2/3 the length of the craft sticking out the front of the craft with a small wing near it's end. A small ball a (1 to 3 feet) was at the end of the pole. I believe the small wing was used to rapidly change the direction of the craft when it "skidded" in the air. I believe this craft was a man made craft, NOT a flying saucer. The way it moved it must be a new design. I have never seen anything like it before. I think it was about the size of a fighter plane. It looked like it was made of aircraft metal. As it moved off to my left I was able to see it from my side window and its view was momentarily blocked by some trees I was passing. I then saw it for a few seconds before it became to low to view. Just after it passed from view I saw a light aircraft desending along the same path to my left so I guessed they both were headed for the Anderson Airport? I saw only the bottom and the rear of the craft. I saw no engine and no exchust and no landing gear. Please let me know if you have any infomation about this craft. Thanks