|Occurred : 6/8/2012 23:30 (Entered as : 06/08/12 23:30)
Reported: 6/10/2012 8:05:11 AM 08:05
Location: Marion, IN
|Red, orange and green flicker of lights over G.M. plant observed from directly south by Marion Airport.
Between 11:30pm and 12am I walked out to the front porch to have a smoke and noticed a incredible bright lite directly north of my position over the General Motors plant that seemed to be level with a red lite from a cell phone tower on the north end of Marion IN. From my view point it looked to be no more than 200ft from the ground and stayed at that position for about a minute and a half. The lite was flickering... kinda what you would see from a candle but was much more intense, and the colors were a bright orange,red and a bluish green.
My lady and I often look at the nite sky and from where we live at out in the middle of a corn field we can really enjoy the open skies without anything nearby restricting our view. So after about a minute of watching this I call to her to come outside and take a look. It had seemed odd that it wasn't changing position at all, that and how very intensely bright they were. It is not often that there is not a b! reeze in this area... the wind is a constant. My first thoughts were that of one of those oriental sky lanterns but like I said the lights were much to bright to be a flame from one of those and if it were that or of a balloon I believe it would have a steady climb rather than just staying in a fixed position.
Shortly after my lady came out to observe this with me the object began to rise, I'd say close to 400 to 500ft the lights quit. It wasn't a dwindle or a slow fade, they ended immediately. I say they and lights but all 3 colors were coming from one fixed spot. I live very close to the Marion municipal airport and get to see planes coming in and out every day but there really isn't very much traffic at nite. The Marion hospital has a green and white chopper that is often seen coming from the far north east traveling towards a slight west by south west towards Kokomo and its engines are quite recognizable. What I was seeing could not be heard from my location. If it were! a plane coming in or out I believe it was insanely low and it! seemed to be only 3 to 4 miles north of us... if it were a plane at that distance we would be able to see the wing and tail strobes. The lights didn't blink or strobe, they were a constant, but had shifted from one color to the next in no pattern that could be identified. As far as I know, flares fired from the ground rise and fall. Flares from a aircraft fall. Never seen a flare stay in one spot for over a minute and then rise. Very odd indeed... odd enough that here I am writing this!