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Occurred : 5/27/2001 23:00 (Entered as : 5-27-01 23:00)
Reported: 5/29/2001 18:36
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Columbia City, IN
Shape: Light
Duration:6-hours
shafts of red and blue lights

At around 11:00 pm on the 27th of May a friend and I were sitting in a hot tub when i observed what at first i thought was a plane. IIt moved accross the sky at too high a rate of speed to be one though. It came to a stop and hovered at what I would estimate to be between 3-8 thousand feet. it was a vertical shaft of white/yellow light with a red light shaped like an upside down horseshoe at the bottom. it pulsated and dimed. when bright it had a triangular shaped light near the top. it made no sound as it moved. it stayed in it's hover and sometimes turned, bobbed around and weaved. then i noticed further away another one with a similar shape and color pattern. at times these ufo's alighned themselves at the same angles as if in formation. they stayed like this for approximately 2 hours before i saw what i thought was some sort of helicopter or plane comeing to check them out. it turned out to be another craft that was more square in shape and seemed to sparkle or light up at a more rapid rate. this smaller craft seemed lower to the ground, maybe around 2-3 thousand feet. what was striking about all of this is that it was a fairly cloudy night, but when the ufo's were presant the clouds seemed to part the same way a boat makes a wake behind it. dogs in the neighborhood were howling as this was taking place. these ufo's could move in any direction and made no sound. the sky/clouds seemed to take on a reddish hue when they were lit. they would dim themselves then get bright again. they left after a few hours then came back at around 3-4am ...same cloud wake, same position in the sky...right before they left the one closest to me seemed to approach the other farther away then they dissapeared. it was the greatest thing i ever saw in my life and i will go to my grave believing that what i saw could not be of this earth.