|Occurred : 7/7/2018 22:25 (Entered as : 07/07/2018 22:25)
Reported: 7/7/2018 8:52:27 PM 20:52
Location: Greenwood, IN
|Two Orange lights in formation over Greenwood, Indiana.
While driving southbound on SR 135 between Stones Crossing and Olive Branch, all 4 occupants in my car observed 2 orange lights flying from SE to NE. When we first saw the lights, they were east of SR 135.
We decided to pull over into Dyes Walk Golf Club to observe the lights. We got out of the car, and observed the following. Both lights/craft appeared to be traveling between 2000-3000 feet and a speed of around 200 knots. We could hear no noise from the lights/craft.
The trailing light when above us, moved up next to the other light and maintained side by side formation. That light then suddenly disappeared. The other light continued moving NW for another 30 seconds or so, getting dimmer, then brighter, then accelerated at a high rate of speed and completely disappeared.
Both my self and my wife (who was also one of the observers in the car) are both career pilots. I know how airplanes move and what the exterior lighting should look like. No aircraft uses orange lights, and I’ve never in my long career have witnessed anything like this. It was truly astounding. I made a phone call to the Indianapolis Airport control tower/TRACON apx 30 min later and described the event to the supervisor. He stated they did not observe anything of that nature on radar or from the tower.