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Occurred : 3/13/2012 20:00 (Entered as : 3/13/2012 20:00)
Reported: 3/15/2012 9:28:54 PM 21:28
Posted: 3/16/2012
Location: North Vernon, IN
Shape: Light
Duration:45 mins
Orange, round light hovering moving around, No sound, No Flashing

I am constantly looking for satellites, meteors, and anything else that may be lurking up there in the sky. So I am pretty familiar with the ordinary planes, space stations, planets, and etc.

Starting on 3/10/12 I was out fishing until just after dark. With my brother in-law who witnessed the whole event.It is about a mile walk back to my house so I have plenty of time to look at the sky. No city lights for miles makes for great viewing. This night I could clearly see a large orange light slowly moving to the west. There was no flashing lights just a steady orange light. Bigger than the rest of the stars in the sky. Moving at a steady pace. It moved behind the tree tops, then much to my surprise it stopped dead in its tracks. The light set steady in one spot for close to 10-15 minutes. Hard to be exact on how long I stood there staring.

Through the trees I could see it start to head to the north for maybe 30 seconds then made an immediate upward motion. The object never left the area it was in and continued to move around the sky in odd movements. The light never dimmed like a plane or a light that is turning away from you. Roughly 45 minutes after noticing the object it was suddenly gone.

On 3/13/12 I stepped out onto my porch and was simply looking around at how clear the sky was and all the stars. I looked to my east and noticed the same orange light up in the sky. This time it was already doing its funny moving around flying one direction for a few seconds then heading in another. I yelled for my wife to come outside and see the object I had told her about. We stood out and watched it for a few minutes before I drove down the road to see if it could be a r/c heli or something similar. I drove 3 miles down the road in search of this object. The object was just like all the rest of the stars in the sky, never got any closer to it. I turned around realizing it was much farther away than I had thought. It was seen for about an hour total that night. Again around 8 or 9 pm.

On 3/14/12 I was out fishing again til just after dark with my brother in-law again. This time I was looking for it. The light was in the same general direction moving around behind the tree tops. Makes it easier to see its movements. This night myself and 3 others wife, brother in-law, and his wife all seen the light.

There wasn't ever any sound associated with this light or any other flashing with the light. Happened all around the same time of night 8-9 pm. Only had phone camera which would not take a clear shot of the light and wouldn't see it at all on video.