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Occurred : 8/6/2003 22:00 (Entered as : 8-6&7-03 22:00)
Reported: 8/8/2003 9:53:01 AM 09:53
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: Wabash, IN
Shape: Light
Duration:1hr 15mim.
((NUFORC Note: We suspect the witnesses were looking at either Mars, or at a bright, twinkling star in the northeast sky. PD))


Well, let me begin by saying that i do realize that mars is going to be at it's closest to earth on august 27th, 2003 as it has in roughly 60,000 years. With that in mind, i have seen something in the sky that i'm not sure if it was mars or something else. On August 6th at 10:00 p.m. i'm driving with my two sons and look toward the moon (which was in the southern sky) and directly to the bottom left (at about the 8 o'clock position) we saw a light that was flashing red. Now upon focusing with the naked eye, we could see that it was not only flashing red but also had green and white flashes which would alternate between the three. Very visible! We were very impressed with what we were seeing. We returned home after discussing it on the road and nothing more was said. Now on the next night (August 7th) i went outside in my backyard and looked at the moon again (which was super bright) in the southern sky, and noticed once again that the red, green and white light was there, only this time at the bottom right at around the 4 o'clock position. This time i went inside and grabbed my binocculars that have 20x50mm field of view 171 ft./1000 yrds. I could see it really well other then the natural unsteadiness of holding them. I'm not sure, but it looked to me as if it was moving ever so slowly. I'm not laying money on that tho. Well, i observed this light for about an 1hr and a half untill i could'nt see it anymore for it had been moving to the west and had tree blockage. I don't know if mars or any other thing would produce lights of red, green and white which alternate. Very very distinctive. These lights were just a little bigger than a star in size, but i'm not dismissing the fact that it could have been some sort of star or anything other then a UFO. I just want to know what it was.