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Occurred : 10/20/2008 03:57 (Entered as : 10/20/08 3:57)
Reported: 10/21/2008 5:11:29 PM 17:11
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Gary, IN
Shape: Unknown
Duration:15 seconds
I observed an object that was extremely bright and appeared to be close to the ground, as if it were an airplane heading to the nearby airport, while traveling eastbound on interstate highway 80/94, about a mile away from the Grant Street exit.

The object that was observed piqued my interest, and I searched for other blinking lights that would give it away as either a helicopter or jumbo/private jet. These other lights were not found.

I told my passenger to check it out, to see if he could make out the object better than I could. Eventually even another passenger in the back seat witnessed the object, but could still not determine its origin, nor identify what it was, except for the fact that it was very bright.

Shortly afterward, the object disappeared into a cloud, and as we all waited for it to emerge, the light shining through the aforementioned clouds dimmed and was suddenly extinguished.

Note: All observers are males age 21-25 with college-level educations and above-average intellects.