|Occurred : 7/3/2006 21:00 (Entered as : 07/03/06 21:00)
Reported: 9/3/2006 12:03:43 AM 00:03
Location: Merriville and Gary, IN
|Lights of unknown origin spotted by 3 over Merriville and Gary, Indiana.
The observers are 2 female college graduates and a female college students.
The person reporting this event was seated in the back seat of the vehicle. The vehicle was driving on interstate 65, moving toward Chicago.
The event began when the driver of the car sighted what looked like a large fireball was falling from the sky. The driver referred to the object as an extremely large meteorite, because the movement of the object and what appeared to be fire surrounding it resembed a meteor entering into the atmosphere. After the object had fallen for about 1 minute, it came to a complete stop in the sky. It was a pause of about 10 seconds, and then the single object broke into 5 separate large balls of light and moved into the shape of a pentagon. The 5 lights moved as one for about another minute, and then they began to fly their separate ways across the sky. The flight did not seem to have a distinct pattern at this time. After watching the lights dance across the sky for the next few minutes, trees blocked the line of site of the passengers. Once the vehicle was beyond the trees, the lights had vanished.
A few minutes down the road, right around reaching Gary, the passengers all noticed a bright light, which put off much more light than an airplane or any other craft the passengers had seen, shoot from the left side of the sky to the right and paused. This took less than 1 second to occur. After the light had paused, it lowered altitude, paused for another second, shot straight up into the sky, and was gone. The passengers of the car all agreed that the object had moved at about the same speed that a "shooting star" shoots across the sky. After this short event, no other lights were spotted by the passengers.