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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/7/2004 01:40 (Entered as : 11/07/2004 1:40)
Reported: 11/10/2004 3:34:14 PM 15:34
Posted: 12/3/2004
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Shape: Light
Duration: 15 secs
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object left a trail
A series of 4 lights appearing and disappearing in night sky, one at a time, in a straight line formation.

At about 1:40 a.m. I was driving North on I-465 in the Northwest part of Indianapolis, Indiana. A few degrees above the horizon I saw what appeared to be a "falling star", i.e., a streak of white light moving downward. There was another white light just to the right of that, which I assumed was a star or planet. However, a few minutes later, I saw a series of lights in the same area of the sky that behaved oddly. I had traveled about five miles farther north, and it seemed that the lights I witnessed were now closer to me, i.e. somewhat larger and brighter, and a little higher in the sky. First, there was one light that seemed to be stationary, but appearing slightly larger than Venus on a clear night. What got my attention was that suddenly a second light appeared beside it, separated by a little distance, then a few seconds later a third light appeared, the same size, brightness, and distance apart, so there were three in a very straight alignment, parallel to the horizon. Next, the light on the left end of the formation dimmed and went out; it took about 1/2 second to fade out, it didn't just blink off. As soon as it had gone out, a fourth light appeared on the right end of the formation, so there were three again. It was exactly the same size, brightness, and distance apart as the others. After a few more seconds, they each faded and dimmed out, one at a time, in sequence from left to right. After that, nothing. I have seen airplanes and helicopters in the night sky before, and this set of lights was like nothing I have ever seen. I would definitely consider this a sighting of "UFO's."