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Occurred : 5/17/2007 22:30 (Entered as : 05/17/2007 22:30)
Reported: 7/10/2007 8:06:54 PM 20:06
Posted: 8/7/2007
Location: Converse, IN
Shape: Light
Orange lights in a line appear from right to left as first goes out another to the left lights up

It was about 10:30pm on May 17th, 2007. I was outside on our upstairs deck looking to the West. I noticed a white light about the same size as the planet Venus moving from South to North. The light was as bright as Venus and did not have any other flashing lights around it. From my point of view the light was moving from South to North at a steady pace. After it passed by Venus the light split into two lights, now flashing. They each went away from one another at about 45 degrees. They then disappeared. This lasted about one minute.

Approximately 10 minutes later my husband came outside to join me and I told him what I saw. After waiting a few minutes three orange lights appeared in the Western sky in about the same area, to the left of Venus and just above the treetops. These lights were bright round lights, orange in color and the same size as Venus. They appeared one at a time from right to left. As one would come on to the left the right one would go out. The lights would fade in intensity as if a blowing tree was blocking your view. Then the lights just turned off. This lasted about one minute. We both noticed after the lights went out there were about 20 to 30 airplanes in the sky circling the area where the lights had been. These airplanes appeared very far away.

We waited about 10 to 15 more minutes and saw more orange lights appear in the Western sky just to the left of the previous ones. This time the lights appeared one at a time from right to left, about 3 or 4 in a row. They faded and brightened again and then just before going out a line of 3 smaller lights appeared at a 45-degree angle up from the original lights in this formation. Then they turned off too. This lasted just 30 to 40 seconds.

These lights were about the size of a pea from arms length and about an inch apart in the sky. They did not move when illuminated. They did not appear in the exact spot as the times before. These lights were not flares being shot up from neither the ground nor flares shot from an airplane.

I am a police officer and I called the station to see if anyone else had reported the lights. I was told that a woman that lives about 20 miles to the Northwest of my home called and reported the orange lights in the sky. From her point of view they were also to the West of her home.