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Occurred : 7/30/1974 20:50 (Entered as : 07/30/74 20:50)
Reported: 4/23/2018 7:26:28 AM 07:26
Posted: 4/26/2018
Location: Solitude, IN
Shape: Disk
Duration:7-18 minutes
saucer viewed from side with lights or portholes, by 3 witnesses.

Near Solitude, Indiana, just a little over three miles north of Mt. Vernon, a couple and their little boy were on their way home from a play in New Harmony, heading S on Hwy 69. They observed an object silhouetted against the moonlit haze in the SW. Although a couple of miles away, the object had a clear cigar shape with three white lights. They continued driving down the highway and, as they got over the top of some hills, the object started to descend, getting larger and larger all the time. Right at the bottom of the hill they slowed down and the object appeared to be hovering. It was approximately a hundred yards from them then, and it was moving, but very slow.

The adult male witness reported: "It acted like it was on water or floatin'-like." It now had four lights on it, two on each end, the shadowy object was was long and slender, "kinda cigar-shaped." At one time "it was just right above us, maybe 50-60'. Well, you couldn't b! elieve the size of it. It was real large. We went down the highway just a little further. We were going to park the car, so we pulled in there and were getting out of the car and we couldn't find it. It had just vanished." The object was "thin on the ends" and, "as it got to the middle, it was thicker. But like I say, we could just see the shadow". Duration: 7-18 minutes.