|Occurred : 10/9/2006 23:00 (Entered as : 10/09/2006 23:00)
Reported: 3/12/2007 11:04:06 PM 23:04
Location: Indianapolis, IN
|I was casually observing stars in the clear night sky, when a somewhat brilliant white light high up in the northwestern sky caught my attention. (It probably caught my attention because I had been outside about an hour earlier, it still being night, and I couldn’t recall seeing the light in that general part of the sky then.) The light was about as bright as Jupiter, about 70 degrees above the horizon, and perfectly stationary in the constellation Cassiopeia. The light was stationary for about 20 seconds, almost appearing as part of Cassiopeia. Then, for a period of 2-3 seconds, it appeared to steadily ascend upwards into the sky across a very short distance (about 2 arc degrees), moving in a southerly direction, until diminishing in brightness and no longer visible. I did not observe any lights, sounds, or movements from the light that would be commonly associated with common types of terrestrial aircraft.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))