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Occurred : 11/6/2004 19:45 (Entered as : 11/06/104 7:45)
Reported: 11/8/2004 9:29:57 AM 09:29
Posted: 11/9/2004
Location: Lafayette (35 miles East of), IN
Shape: Light
Duration:4 minutes
Bright stationary orange lights spotted in the North Western sky 35 miles east of Lafayette

It was at night, me and 3 other friends were driving twards Purdue university (our college) from Ball State. My friend pointed out that there were lights in the sky. He pointed to the North Western sky, and there were 2 very bright (in relation to the airplane I saw in the sky, and the stars) stationary orange lights. The two lights faded out, and one light appeared in the sky. This light faded out within about 5 seconds, and about 2 seconds later another identical stationary orange light appeared to the North of the previous light. This pattern continued 3 or 4 more times with the light fading and another reappearing in the sky to the north of it (about 2 inches apart on the windshield of the car we were in, to give an approximation of distance). After the lights disappeared another light was spotted about a minute later in the Northern sky (much further from the previous sighting). This light lasted about 3 seconds, and disappeared after a tree got in our line of sight of it (we were driving, and I assume that it faded out as the rest of them). We all spotted 6 or 7 bright orange stationary lights in total. Wether or not they were the same object or not I am unsure of (keep in mind there were two lights at first, and they both disappeared at the same time), but if it were the same object it would have to have been moving EXTREMELY fast to travel as far as it did in the sky (between lighting intervals). There was a plane overhead in the sky at the time of the sighting which looked much much dimmer and smaller than the orange lights and which moved along at a relatively slow rate (in comparison to the distance of the lights between lighting intervals)