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Occurred : 3/14/2003 20:30 (Entered as : 03/14/2003 20:30)
Reported: 4/19/2004 6:44:45 PM 18:44
Posted: 4/27/2004
Location: Lafayette, IN
Shape: Light
Duration:30 min
1st of 3 sightings from March 2003 to April 2004 - Orange Yellow Lights In Formation

My husband and I were returning home from dinner in Lafayette this evening. While stopped at a stop light at the levee heading north towards on SR 43, my husband noticed 3 small lights pretty far up in the sky. One light came on, then another a second or two later, then the third light. Then the first one went off and the other two followed in succession. At first we thought - fireworks. But that didn't make any sense because we didn't see the trail going up into the air and the lights didn't appear to "fall" like fireworks typically do. We kind of blew it off. Then about 5 minutes later - we saw the same thing again. The lights were east of us, across the Wabash river some distance away but we didn't appear to be moving away from them. About another 5 minutes later, we saw them again. Then again a 4th time before they stopped which was right before we went under the overpass at I65 and SR43. The 4th time we saw them, they appeared to be almost directly above us. We couldn't be sure which way they were moving, but it appeared to us that they were moving north northwest. In each occurrance, the lights were yellow/orange in color. They would light up, then disappear in succession. Sometimes they had smaller lights around them, sometimes, they didn't.