|Occurred : 5/19/2012 21:50 (Entered as : 5/19/12 21:50)
Reported: 5/19/2012 8:00:06 PM 20:00
Location: Kendallville, IN
|Single file line of 8 objects fly below 5000 ft. at subsonic speed, displaying a front red-orange light, turn, disappear.
Eight or so bright orange-red lights proceeding east to west, almost directly toward our position at the edge of a golf course. Estimated altitude less than 5000 ft. Craft shape is uncertain. These lighted objects were in nearly a single file line, possibly a mile or more apart. At an estimted distance of three miles, each object made what seemed to be a 90 degree course change, and fly northward toward Michigan. The turn was fairly quick, as though a helicopters rather than a fixed wing prop plane. Speed was steady for all, and though altitude is really uncertain, they seemed to be subsonic, moving no faster than a small airplane. Curiously, upon turning, the front light seemed to disappear, but there was no taillight that could be seen on the side, if there was a side. It was almost totally dark, so absent the light, the craft disappeared almost immediately. Each one advanced in line, turned, then disappeared, over a total of 3 minutes. We heard ! no sound of engines of any kind.