|Occurred : 6/25/2010 22:20 (Entered as : 06/25/2010 22:20)
Reported: 6/26/2010 6:41:22 AM 06:41
Location: Granger, IN
|Bright red light over Granger, IN
We live in a neighborhood in the county, away from town. We're right where the Indiana and Michigan state lines meet, and also where St. Joseph and Elkhart counties in Indiana meet. There were no clouds in the sky and it was about an hour after sunset.
We were outside doing fireworks for the kids when my daughter said "look, a UFO!" I thought she had seen a plane but when I looked, there was a very bright red light in the east, less than 10 degrees above the horizon and I would guess about 5 miles from us.
The light moved from east to west, right toward us. It only took about 20 seconds to get to us, and it grew in size very quickly. At its closest, I'd say it was the size of a dime held at arm's length. There were no flashing lights but it was giving off a VERY bright red light from what appeared to be inside. It was the most incredible red, like a massive Christmas tree light but it didn't really flicker. It wasn't just a glowing light because we could see there was some structure to it by the way the light didn't come from beneath it. There was no sound at all, even at it's closest, which I'd guess to be less than 1/2 mile away.
After it got to its closest point to us, it changed direction and turned 90 degrees to its right and headed north over southern Cass county, Michigan. An airplane would have had to make an arc to change direction. This thing simply stopped moving west and started heading north. We clearly knew it wasn't a meteor, which would have been much faster and kept going straight. I went into the house to get the video camera but I couldn't find the buttons to start it up. Within 20 seconds after it turned, the object was out of sight. As it flew away, it appeared to rise a little in the sky and the light rapidly grew faint as it flew away. My wife tried to get pictures with her still camera but we captured nothing.
All four of us are absolutely certain it wasn't an airplane or helicopter, by the way it moved, the bright red light, and the fact there was no sound even as close as it got to us. We have no explanation.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))