|Occurred : 10/19/2013 18:45 (Entered as : 10/19/2013 18:45)
Reported: 2/24/2014 10:14:31 AM 10:14
Location: Lafayette, IN
|A long string of nearly white (towards yellow) lights moving along a line from south to north.
February 24, 2014
On the evening of October 19th, 2013, at approximately 7:00 PM, we were driving south on Interstate 65, approaching Mile Marker 175, when we noticed across the horizon in front of us extending from south to north a random string of mostly white lights. We counted over fifty in the sky at a time.
Each was small in size and not connected to any others but traveling at the same speed and staying mostly within a formation. The lights were singular, moving in the same direction and at the same speed with some minor movements and adjustments detectable, some singles, some doubles and some triples, but each appearing to move individually.
It took over two minutes to reach from where each light first came into view from the south before it left our line of site to the north. All told, we watched for more than five minutes, first stopping on the Interstate and then driving ahead to the nearest exit and stopping again in a safer location.
The altitude appeared to be greater than 2000 feet but less than 3500 feet, based solely upon our experiences living in close proximity to a small regional airport for many years and witnessing many small plane take-offs and landings as well as fly arounds.
There was no sound recognizable emanating from the white lights as could be detected over the sound of the vehicles on the highway.
We captured two short sections of video with an iPhone which clearly shows what we were witnessing.