|Occurred : 10/28/2004 21:00 (Entered as : 10/28/04 21:00)
Reported: 3/3/2011 1:04:58 AM 01:04
Location: Lafayette, IN
|4-6 fire-orange objects in formation turning into many more objects flying erratically
Second time reporting. Reporting in response to "RECENT REPORTS OF RED, ORANGE, OR YELLOW 'FIREBALLS.'" Location at the time of the sighting: driving east bound, stopped at St. Rd. 26 @ Earl Ave. intersection, Lafayette, IN. This is a relatively high-traffic area of Lafayette; many other vehicles on the road at the time.
Time and date: approximately October 28-30, 2004, around 9:00 PM. Full or near-full moon just before Halloween.
Direction and angle of elevation at which I was looking: East, 75-80 degrees above eastern horizon, very high in the sky, in the vicinity of where the moon was positioned in the sky.
Number of objects and what they did: Initially, 4-6 fire-orange lights in a mostly linear formation, not travelling but remaining stationary, or "hovering." A couple seconds after noticing them, instantaneously, the number of lights increased as they multiplied and flew erratically at high speeds in random directions out of the linear formation. The number of objects increased to around 12 or more. Some were cutting sharp angles at high speeds; some appeared to fade to dark then reappear further away in the general direction that they were flying when they faded to dark. Then all the lights faded to dark, but not precisely at the same exact time. The duration of the events that were witnessed by me totaled maybe 10 seconds.
Number of witnesses present with me: one other witness (the passenger in my car/roommate) Other pertinent information: Grissom Air Force Base is located in central Indiana, approximately 50 miles east-northeast of Lafayette, IN.
My background: Was a student (Aug2002-May2007) at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, at the time of the sighting.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))