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Occurred : 8/23/2014 21:00 (Entered as : 08/23/14 21:00)
Reported: 8/24/2014 8:59:33 AM 08:59
Posted: 8/29/2014
Location: Crown Point, IN
Shape: Light
Duration:2 minutes
2 orange spheres seen by 4 people over Crown Point, In.

On the evening of August 23, 2014, between 9 and 10 pm CST, 4 people observed 2 glowing spheres outside of Crown Point, Indiana.

The spheres glowed/flickered orange/red, and moved slowly and silently from approximately North to South. Size, speed and altitude unknown but would assume they were at least some feet across and low, no more than say 1,000 feet in altitude (my impression). They could have been more than just a few feet but I do not believe they were small aircraft size.

At first, the objects were at some distance from each other and just “floating along,” something like you would expect from a Chinese lantern, which they resembled. Then the lead object seemed to slow, or the other speed up as they joined up at a point in the sky. Not conjoined or linked, just close to each other in formation. They then changed direction and moved West in close proximity to each other and we lost sight of them as they passed our house and I had to move from the back porch to the front.

When I went out to the front yard the spheres had disappeared. However, as I scoured the night sky I did see one blacked out sphere (no lights now) silhouetted against the night sky, returning back East from the direction it had come. I did not see a second, nor did I try to follow the flight of the blacked-out object.

Coincidently, shortly after this sighting, my wife saw a rather bright streaking light, likely a meteor, moving low in the sky past the house.

For what it is worth, I am an engineer and ex air-traffic controller.