|Occurred : 7/5/2014 08:30 (Entered as : 07/05/2014 8:30)
Reported: 7/27/2014 11:36:15 PM 23:36
Location: Steam Corner, IN
|8-10 orange orb sighted on RT 41 near Turkey Run State Park; most likely Chinese lanterns.
I did some research on the area and found out that they have evening hot air balloon rides in the area and they also released 100 Chinese lanterns for the 4th of July. Probably Chinese lanterns.
They didn't move, no sound, they just hovered in the night sky. It caused us to slow our car down considerably which was lucky because we were about to hit a few deer.
When we slowed down they ran in the opposite direction.
My son took a few photos but they didn't come out well because we were in the car and he isn't used to his cell phone yet. Only one of the photos showed 2 of the 'orbs'. They just look like orange lights...I suppose that's what Chinese lanterns look like though.
Then next time we drive home on RT 41 from Turkey Run State Park, we'll be sure to look for them. I'll bet they'll be there next year at the same time/same place! :)
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))