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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/10/2003 21:00 (Entered as : 04/10/2003 21:00)
Reported: 5/8/2004 10:15:52 PM 22:15
Posted: 5/10/2004
Location: Peru, IN
Shape: Circle
Duration: 3 min
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object
Orange/amber globes appeared to come out from behind an object till fully round ,very bright a mist surounded the lights.

I am reporting this do to the current rash of sightings in north central Indiana from 4/8/04 thru early May I looked back thru the history files on your system and found the same type of sightings frequently in Indiana dating back to 1953. My Family and I were returning from my inlaws house at around 9:00p.m. traveling on 24 west toward Peru as we aproached town I noticed the sky seemed to iluminate with no apparent light source present, then a bright orange/amber light slowly appeared as if it were coming out from behind something until it was a full round circle. at the time I thought it was coming out from behind a cloud. My wife asked "are you seeing that!" I replied yyeeaa then like the first a second amber spere slowly appeared exactly like the first as if it were coming out from behind something. this was happening directly in front of us as we traveled down the high way the first globe slowly went away in the exact way it appeared then the second. at this point we approached the bottom of the hill and turned into the median then a third amber globe apeared exactly as before, and fade exactly as before I estimate these to have been mabe a half mile away from our location and quite large, I'd guess from the distance mabe 10 ft across unless the globes were closer to us than I am estimating each globe seemed to stay lit for mabe 10 to 15 seconds. I pulled over and got out to see if any others would light and to my suprise I could see all the stars, there were no clouds to explain the "ducking out from behind" way in which they apeared and disapeared. My wife was nervous and wanted me back in the car so we went on into town. An intresting side note to this, I picked up a pizza the next day and mentioned what I saw to the girl working behind the counter she told me she wittnesed the same thing a couple years previous while sitting outside her job eating her lunch, also a co-worker of mine wittnessed the same thing on 9/10/01 the day before 9/11 thats how she remebered the date this w! as in Ne w Waverly. If I ran into two people within 2 days who had seen the same thing I saw ,at diffrent times I can only guess and asume this must be happening very frequently I would be intrested in your investigation and best answers to this I do not believe as some have sugested to me that this is military exercises and flares I don't believe a flare would apear as a perfectly round amber light in the sky. I saw no aircraft in the area, have your people done any checking in on this? has the local Indiana chapter checked with Grissom radar or anything? please post some informaion on the progress of your investigation in Northern Miami county and Rochester. More information can be found on these sightings from the Rochester Cintenal.