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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/2010 20:00 (Entered as : 05/01/10 20:00)
Reported: 6/2/2010 8:00:03 AM 08:00
Posted: 6/3/2010
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Shape: Rectangle
Duration: 1 minute
Huge, translucent vertical rectangle spotted floating in sky before sunset around 20:00 in Central Indiana

I was driving east on U.S. 40 around 8 p.m. on 5/01/10. My attention was drawn to the sky in the southeast by a flash resembling a flare or a dud fireworks. I became aware of a translucent object, a long, vertical rectangle with well-defined corners that floated north from the location of the flash. We are on Daylight Savings Time in Indiana and still have plenty of sunlight at that hour.

At first I doublechecked to make sure the object was not a banner being flown from an airplane, but the object had to be at least a mile from top to bottom. I slowed the car and got into the right turn lane and inched along.

The object, like a gigantic plastic film in the sky, kept moving north and was gradually assimilated or hidden by a darker cloud. I don't think this was a reflection of something on my windshield, because of the way the object moved, then remained stationary for a moment, even though my auto continued to move.

I had to turn into a parking lot at tha! t point and did not see the object after that.


To the staff: I filed a serious, legitimate report but mislabled the date of the incident as 5/01/10 instead of 6/01/10. This was a typographical error made in the way people use the previous month or year right after the date has changed. Because it's the beginning of June, I've been putting "05" as the month on paperwork. My deepest apologies -- however, I want to stress that the report as filed is serious for a sighting on 6/01/10.