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Occurred : 7/4/2008 23:00 (Entered as : 07/04/2008 23:00)
Reported: 7/6/2008 6:17:02 AM 06:17
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Shape: Other
Duration:5 minutes
silent, V shaped object with reddish-orange glimmering light at the bottom of the V moving NE to SW.

Flew from the northeast to southwest about 11:00 PM, then turned directly south and made an abrupt turn west. Not a right angle, but a very tight turn. Bright, almost throbbing orange-reddish glimmering light. I was watching TV and noticed the odd light out the window, I went to look, at first thought it was an airplane on fire, my wife and I went outside and watched it for about five minutes as it made it's way from the northeast, turn south then go west. It wasn't moving very fast at all, but steadily progressing. When it made its turn, it was near enough that we would have heard if it was a plane, but there was no sound. Do to the high cloud ceiling, we could also then see the shape against the clouds, looked somewhat like an upright "V", the ends pointing upward and the glimmering light at the bottom. And by glimmering, it was kind of throbbing, but with no certain pattern, that's why I first thought it was a plane on fire. The airport is to the west, but it wasn't following the line the planes normally do and passed by to the south of Indianapolis International Airport. I host an internet message board pertaining to automobile racing and I asked if anyone else in the Indy area had seen it. Many people were still outside at the time veiwing fireworks. I had 2 responses on the message board from people in the Indy area that had witnessed the same object and both had the same reaction I had.

I work in the insurance industry and my wife is a registered nurse.