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Occurred : 9/1/2001 04:39 (Entered as : 09/1/01 04:39)
Reported: 9/2/2001 04:53
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Terre Haute, IN
Shape: Sphere
Duration:5 seconds
Moving from the NE, a faint lite green sphere having no sound changed direction towards the S, almost as if it noticed I was observing it. I say this for 2 reasons, as it shifted in a direction directly between the trees in front of me, about 60 feet away, and most importanly, in an instant stopped then accelerated 3 times, in about as many feet. As I sat up looking, either it moved faster than my eyes could track it, or it seemed to vibrate or shimmer losing it's round shape while in motion. Afterwards resuming course to the SE. Even though it was very small for it's altitude. Using tangent at 65 degrees 50 feet away at ground level=107 feet high. The size was a thumbsnail at arms length. humidity 90% 59 degrees f. However the upper air vapor in the upper stratosphere was quite dry. This is my first sighting since the first part of march 2000.

((NUFORC Note: One of two sighting reports from same source. We do not understand how anyone would be able to determine distances, altitudes, and angles with the precision implied by this case. PD))