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Occurred : 7/15/1997 23:30 (Entered as : 07/15/1997 23:30)
Reported: 7/16/2007 5:57:21 PM 17:57
Posted: 8/7/2007
Location: Kokomo, IN
Shape: Triangle
Duration:5 - 10 minutes
Black triangular object observed hovering over a residential area in Kokomo, IN during the summer of 1997.

This sighting occurred during the summer of 1997. I wish I remembered a more accurate date, but I did not record any information after it occurred; family and friends basically made me feel embarrassed for telling this story… which is why I have not formally reported it until now. I was age 17 at the time of this event.

In the summer of 1997, I lived in Kokomo, Indiana, and at about 11:30 PM on a weeknight, I was on my way (driving) to a local Kroger store to see my girlfriend off of work. I was on S Dixon Rd., heading north as I passed over some train tracks and began approaching a bridge when I noticed a solid bright white light at my 1 or 2-o-clock in the sky. At first I thought it was pretty far away, but as I continued to drive north I realized that the object was now at my 3-o-clock, and so was actually very close to me.

At this time, I became curious and turned right on to W King St., which appeared to lead directly to the hovering object. As I drove towards the object, I pulled up to a house in the residential area that this object was apparently hovering over. The house was on my right, and so I stuck my head out of the driver’s side window and looked over the hood of my car, up above this house… to see a large black triangular object with 3 bright white lights at each tip, and in the center of the triangle was one large deep red circle (facing downward at the house). I was fortunate to have been able to observe this object from such a close distance; I remember it being about 150 yards away from me while it hovered over the house. I was also amazed at how quietly the object hovered, as I remember hearing nothing over the sound of my own car engine.

I sat with my head out of the window observing the large triangle for about 1½ minutes before the object began to slowly rise and move in a NW direction, after which it then took off at very high velocity. As far as I know, I was the only observer of this object, as almost all of the houses in the neighborhood appeared to have their lights off and I saw no other cars on the road. I never heard of any news of a sighting reported by anyone else after that evening.

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