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Occurred : 7/23/2008 23:30 (Entered as : 07/23/2008 23:30)
Reported: 7/25/2008 2:55:10 AM 02:55
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Battleground, IN
Shape: Light
Duration:15 minutes
3 red-orange lights, in formation, conducting activites; booms heard, flares dropped, terrestrial crafts involved as well.

I saw something in the sky, but I assumed I was seeing things until my friend called and exclaimed he and his father were watching what I was watching real-time. His father reported this story to the authorities. I wouldn't bother if there weren't multiple witnesses. Here goes...

It's kind of one my of things, to go outside at night and just look at stars for a while. I like to sit and watch Venus, and that's what I was doing a couple days ago around midnight. I put out my cigarette and turned to go back inside, but a much brighter light caught my eye halfway through a turn. It was something like 4 to 5 times brighter and larger than Venus appears, and it was red-orange. That light was only seen for a couple seconds before it was just gone. I couldn't tell if I was seeing things or not, so I continued to go inside.

Not five minutes later, I got a phone call from my friend, saying that he and his dad were watching three of what I thought I saw. Confirmation made me run outside to see if I was missing the rest of the show, and I was. It gets very interesting here, because it was a little more than just a light show. First off, the three red-orange balls of light were moving very, very fast, AND in classic triangular formations. They "danced," too. The best I can describe it is that they spiral around each other. As they "danced," they individually changed in brightness and speed. It was clear there were several terrestiral aircraft in the skies observing them.

The next stage of display included what seemed to be flares dropped from the lights straight down. The "flares" were brighter than the crafts themselves, and a distant "boom" or roar could be heard clearly enough. After that, the formation disappeared east. I continued to watch, but what I saw next was just different. This one was much smaller, white, and not so flashy. It flew north several times faster than the terrestrial craft it came upon. I assumed it could also be terrestrial, but then it whipped around in a circle around the airplane, hooked off the right and just disappeared.

I've seen strange things in the sky before, but it's extremely rare. The last time I saw something that strange was around the time of the Arizona saucer fiasco. I'm not unsure I didn't just see the same thing myself. I have my opinions about the UFO phenomena, and then I have my observations. Next time, I would like to have something with which to document my observations on video, but under my excitement, I just didn't do it. Regardless, it's clear by the photograph of the object in Mackey, Indiana, that the same crafts or similar ones are being seen in other counties.