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Occurred : 8/14/2008 20:15 (Entered as : 08/14/08 20:15)
Reported: 8/14/2008 9:05:51 PM 21:05
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Hammond, IN
Shape: Unknown
Duration:10-15 min
Pulsating light making circles shooting out different colored balls leads to what looked like an explosion with a flume of smoke rising

I was driving south on highway 912 in Indiana when I saw what looked like a shooting star. It was a white color with a long tail that was following it then smaller different colored balls shooting off of it. So I initially thought it may have been a firework, then suddenly it began making vertical circles and followed into a zigzag motion. Seeing this I decided to pullover and take a better look because I was on my motorcycle. The portion of highway I was on is raised so I had a good view over looking the buildings below easily. When I pulled over the tail stopped and know it was a pulsating red object that was also turning white and was still shooting off balls that were colored green, purple and red they were shooting off in three's and from those balls a couple other even smaller balls were shooting off. Then a guy in my class pulled over wondering in front of me so I pulled up to him and asked him if he saw what was looking at? He actually pulled over to see if I needed help. So I pointed out the light to him which was only pulsating bye now which at first he had trouble identifying at first because of airplanes in the sky. Then we watched the light move west in a zig zagging motion along with an up and down movement with figure eights and swoops. After about five minutes we were going to leave and it pulsated real bright and I pointed it just in time to see it drop to the ground and the sky lit up like a bomb was dropped and where it lit up a smoke flume rose into the air. After the explosion which looked like it was about 4 or 5 miles away directly south southeast of chicago. The object rose back into the air dimly light at flew in a northwest direction quickly. Then I left to go home.