|Occurred : 10/28/2004 21:00 (Entered as : 10/28/04 21:00)
Reported: 9/1/2009 3:26:36 PM 15:26
Location: Lafayette, IN
|Multiple orange lights in line then flying erratically.
I was a student at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, from August 2002 to May 2007. In October of 2004, during one of the evenings just before Halloween, my roommate and I traveled to Lafayette, IN, shopping for Halloween costumes. I was driving, and my roommate was in the passenger seat. We were traveling due east on St. Rd. 26, and we were stopped at a stop light at the Earl Ave. intersection.
I looked up at the moon noticing that it was a full moon or very close to a full moon, and suddenly there was a group of a few fire-orange lights lined up very high in the sky in very close proximity to where the moon was positioned in the sky. I pointed it out to my roommate, and the number of fire-orange lights suddenly increased. Simultaneously, they started flying erratically at high speeds. They were going in every direction, and some were changing direction quickly, cutting 90-degree angles. Some appeared to fade out and then quickly reappear a bit further away. It appeared they were dispersing away from each other, and after a few seconds all the fire-orange lights faded.
From my perspective, the event started at the lower right of the moon, and maybe 2-4 of the lights ended up on the left of the moon about 3-5 moon diameters away. The event occurred entirely in the vicinity of the moons position in the night sky around 9:00 PM.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date is approximate. PD))