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Occurred : 3/2/1989 18:00 (Entered as : 03/02/1989 18:00)
Reported: 1/5/2019 7:35:45 AM 07:35
Posted: 1/11/2019
Location: North Vernon, IN
Shape: Light
Duration:10 minutes
Just a few weeks before I graduated high school in the early months of 1989, I was on my way to pick up a friend at his apartment complex, his name is ((male name deleted)). ((male name deleted)) lived in an apartment at the bottom of a hill overlooking a river via a steep embankment. On the other side of the river was an old abandoned cornfield that had not been used in years. The old cornfield is surrounded by large oak and maple trees that probably top out at 60-100’ tall.

As I was driving down the hill, I noticed several huge very bright lights hovering over the treetops across the river above the cornfield.

At the time I was 18 and about to graduate high school, so I was pretty naive and did not really understand as to why the lights were there. My first thought was maybe a stadium was being built because the lights resembled the large lights that sit on top of towers above football fields. There must have been well over a half dozen of these large bright lights.

I went inside ((male name deleted)) apartment and an I asked ((male name deleted)) what was being built over in the cornfield, he said nothing and kind of laughed it off saying there is nothing back there expect dirt and mud.

Within a few minutes of arriving, we left ((male name deleted)) apartment and drove back up the hill. The lights were no longer over the treetops: however, we did see high up in the sky a separation of clouds, and an enormous red halo, which looked like something passed through. Just below this separation and the halo were several aircraft that seemed to be circling the area or investigating what was once there. The cloud separation and red halo disappeared as we drove up the hill.

One weird thing about this sighing was that there was no reason for any lights to be in the cornfield and there was no real way to get anything back into the cornfield easily and there were airplanes flying around but the airplanes were considerably smaller than the red lights I saw.

This sighting led me to believe in UFO’s for most of my adult life, but today I do not believe in them: however, I can not explain what I saw that night, and it baffles me to some 28 years later.


((NUFORC Note: Source of report indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))