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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/12/1980 21:00 (Entered as : 05/12/1980 21:00)
Reported: 2/25/2005 9:39:02 AM 09:39
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Greenfield, IN
Shape: Light
Duration: 60 seconds
Bright Spherical light seen over Hancock County field, disappears

I was very young when this happened but the event was witnessed by three other people including my mother, my older sister, and my older brother.

In the evening hours roughly between 8:00 and 9:00 P.M. in the summer of 1980 or 81 (the year is sketchy for me because I was only about 5 years old at the time) My mother, brother and I were on our way to pick up my older sister from a friends house on the backroads of Hancock County, Indiana. It was only a few miles from home on the way back when my mother stopped the car and turned off the motor and began frantically rolling down the window.

My brother and I were in the backseat and my sister had shotgun. My brother and I enquired as to why we stopped and my mother told us to look through the windshield directly in front of us. Upon looking ahead all four of us saw what appeared to be a large round white light moving very slowly and low to the ground from right to left crossing the road in front of us.

My mother was trying to get the window down to see if it made a noise, it appeared not to. When it finally reached the other side of the road above a field the object blinked out like someone flipping a switch and as quick as it appeared it was gone. We were all in awe and a little frightened by this.

We did not report this to anyone outside our family, my mother being worried we might become the town kooks or something but we found out later we were not the only ones who witnessed this object. Apparently a farm family had a terrifying experience a little earlier that evening and had reported it to some sort of investigators I am not sure who, and a burned circular imprint was found in a field close to the family's farm.

To the best of my recollection this object somewhat harrassed the family by hovering near the home for quite a long time. I believe this sighting was reported and could maybe be found in some Greenfield newspaper archives. I have always wanted to report this sighting because the farmer family were not the only witnesses to this astonishing occurence.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of sighting is approximate. We will invite the witness to attempt to locate the articles. PD))