|Occurred : 10/18/2008 20:00 (Entered as : 10/18/08 20:00)
Reported: 10/20/2008 5:04:47 PM 17:04
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Duration:1 second each
|Strange yellow lights streaked across the Indiana night sky
On Saturday evening October 18, 2008, I was in Indiana driving on Interstate 65 heading northwest from Indianapolis towards Gary. I witnessed two similar phenomena occur twice within a half-hour or less of each other. Not being too familiar with the area I don’t know exactly where I was located, but for the first event, I’d say I was between 25-50 miles northwest of Indianapolis, and for the second, maybe 50-75 miles northwest of Indianapolis. For the second sighting, I’m reasonably sure that I was located no more than halfway between Indianapolis and Gary – most likely closer to Indianapolis. Giving a generous estimation, I’d say both events occurred between 7:30 and 9:00 p.m. EST. It’s more likely that they occurred between 7:30 and 8:30, but I wasn’t paying close attention to the time.
I saw each time a single streak of yellow light occur in the northern sky heading north/northwest. Each event lasted about 1 second each, moved extremely fast, and seemed to travel a great distance, assuming they were as far away as they appeared. They looked to be pretty far away, but I could not accurately guess the number of miles. The streaks were not directly overhead, but they were closer to being overhead than they were to the horizon. They appeared to be as long as a pencil when it’s held at arm’s length away when they completed their streak. There was a definite movement of the light. That is, they did not appear immediately as a solid line. They began as a point and streaked across a portion of the night sky, as if someone had drawn a line with a yellow marker. As soon as the lights reached a certain distance, they faded immediately.
There were no stars in the sky, and that coupled with the fact that I saw it twice led me to believe that they were not shooting stars. It was not raining, nor was there thunder, so I’m sure they were not lightning streaks. They appeared out of and returned to nothing, it seemed. They were both very unnatural-looking phenomena.
This is my first report of a sighting. I thought these events were strange enough to deserve reporting. I’d describe myself as being agnostic towards the existence of extra-terrestrials. I don’t not believe in them.