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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/30/1969 18:00 (Entered as : 1968-70's 18:00)
Reported: 12/21/2006 10:35:08 PM 22:35
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Shape: Disk
Duration:20 min.
Large silver sphere/saucer-shaped object that hovered for several minutes. Emitted dots (in data-style format) from side.

I have never reported this, but if I could find some of my old neighbors, I'm sure someone else could confirm this, as many of us saw it.

It began very high in the sky as a bright light (apparently the setting sun reflecting from it). Many of us were outside because it was warm weather, didn't get dark until kids playing back in the days when you had three channels on TV and all doors and windows open because no one had air conditioning.

The object descended very slowly, but was in a straight down shaking or moving otherwise. It eventually settled right over our street (Phillips Drive) and was huge. It sat there for several minutes. Strange how there were no airplanes going to Weir Cook Airport during the duration of this sighting...usually, we could expect a jet to fly over every 3-10 minutes...they would get low enough to rattle the windows because we were very close to the airport.

Many adults and children stood in their yards watching as word spread quickly.

This craft was directly over my front yard. It was silver in color. At one point, I distinctly saw what looked like six dots (we didn't have computers then, but now I know it looked like computer data) emitted from the left side of the vessel. They were in perfect order.

After the dots were emitted, the object began a very slow ascent, in the same pattern it had followed downward: straight up, gradually.

Eventually it ascended from our sight.

I think everyone on our street made phone calls trying to find out what it was. Dad called the airport and they said it was a weather balloon.

But it wasn't a weather balloon.

I'm now 45 years old and I have never forgotten this experience. I'm a lifelong community journalist and have seen a lot of things, but I have never seen anything to match this.

I wish I could find someone in the old neighborhood who remembers it.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))