|Occurred : 5/5/2004 09:00 (Entered as : 05/05/2004 09:00)
Reported: 5/5/2004 10:14:05 AM 10:14
Location: Indianapolis, IN
|Unidentified object in night skies over Indianapolis
Initially the object appears as soon as the skies are dark, about 9:00 P.M. in Indianapolis. It appears to be a bright star in thw western sky, about 40 degrees above the horizon It has been observed every night for about 2 weeks, except when skies overcast.The amazing thing is that as you watch it the light begins to move, drifting from side to side over about 45 degrees left or right. some times slowly, sometimes dashing across the sky, sometimes moving up in the sky until almost overhead, then drifting or darting back to its original area of the sky.
During all these maneuvers the object appears to be a bright spot of light, sometimes with a faint red corona. It's most amazing behavior is its transformation into a brightly colored little carnival badge, with what look like neon tubes emanating from its perimeter.
At its brightest it seems to have gaudy feathers on it top, abd shafts if red kigyht where legs would be. lights twinkle brightly, and the object moves slowly around as if parading its splendor. Then it turns back into a bright light and zooms around some more.My neighbors and I have observed fdor 8 or 9 nights amd I believe it is visible all night.
((NUFORC Note: Sighting of Venus. PD))