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Occurred : 1/27/2000 20:00 (Entered as : 01/26/00 8:00 pm)
Reported: 1/27/2000 19:35
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Monticello, IN
Shape: Light
Duration:15-20 minutes
Golden/Amber bright star like light glows for 3-5 seconds and fades. Reappears 10-15 seconds in another location. 3 jets scramble the area.

While sitting in a hot tub only minutes after we entered. My wife saw a light and asked if it was a star in the east at about the tree line. It was almost the same size and distance to resemble a star. But as we looked, it slowly faded. I replied, well I don't think stars disappear. So we kept watching. Every 15-30 seconds it would appear in a different location but at the same level of horizon but many miles apart. This happened about 10-11 times. While this was happening there were 3 jets that would alternate flying west to east and circle back. As the jet got closer the light would reappear then fade. At one time as the jet appeared a smaller light left the light object as if a missle tracking a target. This light either circled the jet or just faded as it got closer to the jet. I commented to my wife that I was expecting an explosion as I felt it was just like the Patriot missle that would track and explode the Scud missle. As soon as this streamer light (which did leave a visible path trail) faded. 2 lights the same size reappeared and one was just above the other. They lit up for 3-5 seconds and then faded. All this time the jets circled or criss crossed. After 8:15 the objects did not reappear( at least in the East) but I did see jets circling in the north only minutes later. Also about an hour later the satelite dish which is Dish network was split screen for about 10 minutes. This may just be coincidental. I am very interested if anyone may have seen the same thing. I am searching the web now and will watch the news tonight.

(This is a correction of the date from my previous report. I had listed Jan 26 in error in fact it was Jan 27.)

NUFORC Note: At the request of the witness, we have changed the date here. PD))