NUFORC Sighting 72005

Occurred: 2004-10-28 21:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2009-09-01 15:26 Pacific
Duration: 10 seconds
No of observers: 2

Location: Lafayette, IN, USA

Shape: Formation
Characteristics: Lights on object, Emitted other objects

Multiple orange lights in line then flying erratically.

I was a student at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, from August 2002 to May 2007. In October of 2004, during one of the evenings just before Halloween, my roommate and I traveled to Lafayette, IN, shopping for Halloween costumes. I was driving, and my roommate was in the passenger seat. We were traveling due east on St. Rd. 26, and we were stopped at a stop light at the Earl Ave. intersection.

I looked up at the moon noticing that it was a full moon or very close to a full moon, and suddenly there was a group of a few fire-orange lights lined up very high in the sky in very close proximity to where the moon was positioned in the sky. I pointed it out to my roommate, and the number of fire-orange lights suddenly increased. Simultaneously, they started flying erratically at high speeds. They were going in every direction, and some were changing direction quickly, cutting 90-degree angles. Some appeared to fade out and then quickly reappear a bit further away. It appeared they were dispersing away from each other, and after a few seconds all the fire-orange lights faded.

From my perspective, the event started at the lower right of the moon, and maybe 2-4 of the lights ended up on the left of the moon about 3-5 moon diameters away. The event occurred entirely in the vicinity of the moons position in the night sky around 9:00 PM.


Witness indicates that date is approximate. PD

Posted 2009-12-12

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