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Occurred : 9/15/1997 20:00 (Entered as : 09/??/97 20:00)
Reported: 2/18/2007 11:52:20 AM 11:52
Posted: 2/24/2007
Location: Angola, IN
Shape: Circle
Duration:about 3 minutes
Tire shaped object sighted in the woods of indiana had no lights and moved with purpose.

About 8 pm i stopped at a spot on the way home where a pair of great horned owls were nesting. i made this stop many time throughout the summer to watch them. i had a series one night optic that i use on my boat.

When i parked i started to setup my watch point when there was a crashing noise from deep in the woods south of my possion. at first i thought it was a tree falling but very quickly there after a tire shaped dark form rose above the trees. it rotated from a vertical axess to a horizontal, hovered for about two minutes then moved of and up at a increasing speed. finally dissapearing into the clouds south east at i guess about twenty thousand feet.

The object while in sight with naked eye and optic showed what i would describ as a hubcap dom on top rised slightly above the side wall of a tire. the side wall had several small projections. the tread area were what could have been ports or windows. all along the tread area were tubes or piping boxish and roundish projections.

the next after noon when i got off work i went into the woods and after some searching found a slop busted into the pines where this object had been on edge down to the ground. the crash i heard must have come from a temperat tree which had a very large limb fresh busted.

The object was about thirty to forty feet across and maybe twenty feet thick.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))