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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/6/2004 00:30 (Entered as : 11/06/2004 0:30)
Reported: 11/10/2004 6:26:25 PM 18:26
Posted: 12/3/2004
Location: Marion, IN
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 10 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
2-4 pale orange spheres appeared hovering 30 degrees above the western horizon and vanished instantly

While driving north on Indiana State Road 37 about 3 miles south of Rigdon a light to the west caught my eye.Initially I thought it was Mercury or Venus.Then I saw movement out of the corner of my eye and I turned to look again. Now there were 2lights about 30 degrees off the horizon. I told my wife who was in the car with me to look at what I was seeing. We were meeting a car so she admonished me for not watching the road. I turned to face the oncoming car to make sure I was in control of the car. I again turned my head to look at the lights. This time I saw 4 lights in a row parallel to the horizon. Again I checked for traffic saftey by looking ahead. I again turned to face the lights. This time there were 2. While I was watching them they individually vanished one at time, just like as if someone turned of a light switch. The lights were perfect spheres sharply outlined with the light coming through a surface much like a frosted light bulb. The color was a pale orange glow. Their size was similar to a round automobile headlight when viewed from 20-30 feet away. My wife felt they were considerably bigger. We turned down the first road to the west to investigate the general area and drove 2 miles. There was no sound associated with this experience and no further sighting took place. I am a pilot and I have never experienced anything like this before or since. The weather was perfectly clear. They were not landing lights or navigation lights on an aircraft. Their glow did not change except to vanish instantly.