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Occurred : 11/19/2002 18:45 (Entered as : 11/19/02 18:45)
Reported: 11/20/2002 9:15:16 AM 09:15
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Bloomington, IN
Shape: Light
Duration:5 min
UFO observed south of Bloomington Indiana; moved horizontally

It was an extremely clear dark sky with few clouds. It was also extremely quiet out with no extraneous sounds observed. I saw an object that seemed to have three lights on it and at first thought it was an airplane inbound to Bloomington airport. I noticed a beam of light extending from the front of the craft which I assumed was landing lights. The beam extended such a distance that I called my partner outside to observe the light trail. The object did not appear to be moving, so I assumed it was heading towards me. After a few minutes, the object moved roughly 10 degrees horizontally to the west, then a few degrees back to east, and then again a few degrees to the west. At this point the craft came again to a standstill. It then began to drop slowly towards the ground and was occluded by a line of trees. This is the last I saw of the craft. As a last note, I noticed strange cloud formations that seemed to lead to the original location of the object. While this could have been coincidence, the clouds looked like an entry trail.