|Occurred : 7/4/2013 21:50 (Entered as : 07/04/13 21:50)
Reported: 7/4/2013 8:46:39 PM 20:46
Location: Peru, IN
|Red light formation over Grissom ARB Indiana
At approx. 2150 while watching fireworks on the old Grissom ARB housing area, myself, my 15yrold daughter and a neighbor saw 4 very Bright Reddish colored lights traveling north approx. a mile away and at about 1500 feet altitude, they were in a semi V formation, and they were not traveling vary fast, maybe 60 plus Mph, the weather was overcast,70 degrees and about 2mph wind from the east, and lots of fireworks going off in the area, yet the craft(s) made no sound. I had my daughter try to Video the objects, she did get some video of them, I went in the house to grab a pair of binoculars, I turned on the Flight Aware website for Grissom and the Live ATC, there were not aircraft noted on it in the immediate vicinity at the time and No ATC chatter. I returned outside, and could still see 3 of the objects now headed west, and beginning to disappear, as if the lights were fading or possibly turning off, we then lost sight of them at approx. 2205. No other aircr! aft were noted during the observation. Noted that as the Objects approached the fireworks stopped for a couple of minutes then resumed as the objects passed overhead.
I am a 58 yro Retired Astrophysicist, served in both Army and Marines in Law Enforcement, as well as being a Private Pilot. My daughter is 15, neighbor also witnessed the objects, and maybe a number of people in the area as there were a lot of people shooting off fireworks at the time.
I did call the sheriffs dept they had no other reports of this at the time.