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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/15/1965 23:59 (Entered as : 1965 est 12:30 am)
Reported: 8/18/2001 20:26
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Lowell, IN
Shape: Fireball
Duration:30 minutes
At least 12 witnessed at close distance a red fiery orb in the night sky for 30 minutes that was not like anything we had ever seen.

As a teenage in a farm community, we (7+ cars, 12+ teenagers) drove out to a farmers field and with a car made a circle in the cornfield. breaking down corn stalks deep in the field to avoid detection (we were drinking and dancing) to party. We had been partying with loud rock and roll music with our car doors open, when someone yelled "look!", pointing up in the sky. We looked up and there in the sky was this huge red orb. It was hard to tell how close. I thought it actually looked like a planet ~ I quickly sought out the moon. The moon was clearly visible a great distance from the object. The reason the orb looked planetlike was because it was fiery red, glowing, opaque and had something around it, like a grey cloud or through it. Fortunately or unfortunately it just hung there. It made no sound, it didn't move. We watched for maybe 1/2 hour, then people got worried, jumped in their cars and we all drove off.

((NUFORC Note: Date and time are approximate. Corn is usually standing late in the summer, so we have assumed a date of 15AU65. Second report from same source. PD))