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Occurred : 3/21/2005 20:00 (Entered as : 03/21/2005 20:00)
Reported: 3/22/2005 8:28:26 AM 08:28
Posted: 4/16/2005
Location: Lafayette, IN
Shape: Circle
Duration:2 hours
Strange Orange light patterns in sky

First off, I would like to start off by saying everything I am about to tell you is the truth and I know it sounds far-fetched. Last night (3/21), there were very strange orange lights in the sky near the south end of town. I currently live just south of 350 off of 18th street and am aware of the flight patterns of the Purdue students and the airport...and this had NO affiliation with that. These orange lights were much farther away and too high to be a Purdue training plane. These orange lights would appear for 3 or 4 seconds and then fade out to nothing. I first noticed 1 around 8:30pm. 1 quickly turned into 2, then 3 and finally 4. These lights would appear in a row and fade in and out at different times. Once they would fade out, it would be around 5 or 10 minutes before they would appear again...usually in the same spots, but sometimes in different spots as well. It was completely random...as sometimes only 2 would appear, other times just 1 would appear and again 4 would appear. It was VERY odd and strange to see. I tried to take pictures of this event...but was unable to capture any good evidence. I am fully aware how strange this sounds. I wanted to try to think of a logical explanation....and...I have come to the conclusion that I have no explanation (couldnt be a shooting star or meteor shower because there was no visual movement of these object, etc). I would like to know if others have reported seeing this event? Also, is there any other possible explanation related to meterology that I am not thinking of? Again, I know this sounds crazy...but I am compelled to find answers.