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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 7/15/1954 14:00 (Entered as : 07/15/54 14:00)
Reported: 8/7/2002 1:08:34 AM 01:08
Location: Greenfield (Rural area, 6 miles so.), IN
Duration: 5 min
Characteristics: The object emitted other objects, The object changed color
|This all occured when I was still a child and living on a farm. My mother, our next door neigbor's wife, and myself, were standing outside in our barnyard/driveway. I was working on an old bicycle near my mother while she was having a conversation with our neighbor. I noticed an object in the sky (estimate to be at 1500 feet altitude and quarter mile away). I pointed it out to my mother and neighbor, and for at least three or four minutes we discussed it while watching what it was doing. We actually stopped looking at it for a few seconds, continued talking, looked back up to watch it some more but it was gone.
The objects revelent appearence to us was that of a cigar shape. Brown in color but with an light orange glow about it. After a minute or so, the glow changed to an obvious large fire ball around it(around it horizonally only, not over the top or bottom), swirling fire with lots of black smoke swirling around it as well. The object stood perfectly still in the air and made no sound that we could hear.
We commented to each other that it must be some new military test device because we had never seen nor heard of any aircraft like that. We never could come to any uneducated idea as to how it could burn so profusely (black smoke and fire)and not be damaged nor fall from the sky.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))