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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/15/2004 19:35 (Entered as : 12/15/2004 19:35)
Reported: 12/17/2004 4:18:27 PM 16:18
Posted: 1/11/2005
Location: Carmel, IN
Shape: Oval
Duration: 4+minutes
Characteristics: The object left a trail, There was an aura or haze around the object
Bright pinkish orange oval radiating light at 19:35 close to the horizon and about 15-29 degrees east of due north.

A oval star-like very bright "thing" quite close to the horizon. It was similar to the pinkish orange of Mars and much larger even at Mars closest point. It radiated a kind of glow. I watched it for about 4 or so minutes and it never moved (I had it between 2 wires for placement). All of a sudden it went up like the opposite of a shooting star! Now this was a very clear night. I could see tons of stars and planes (there was a lot of air traffic). I am very familiar with the flight path as I am out back every night I am in town. This object was low to the ground and about 15 -20 degrees east of due north.