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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/1/2015 23:45 (Entered as : 09/01/15 23:45)
Reported: 9/1/2015 10:12:36 PM 22:12
Posted: 9/2/2015
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 1 minute
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Looked like a fireball floating through the sky, then it seemed to stop, change course and disappear.

My friend and I were conversing on his front porch, and I was getting up to leave when we saw a strange light traveling through the sky. He had mentioned earlier that he had been seeing a lot of military helicopters around lately, so we thought at first that it may have been a helicopter. But it traveled at a constant, relatively slow speed.

As we watched, it appeared to be some kind of fire, and after it reached a certain point in the sky, it seemed to stop. I thought I saw it move around a little bit, but it could have just been an illusion because it was dark and we were near the downtown lights. After hovering near the same spot for about 30 seconds, the "flame" got dimmer and dimmer, and then seemed to disappear or get extinguished.

I have never reported a UFO sighting before, and though I do believe they exist, until tonight, I have never been so perplexed as to what I saw and then watched disappear in the sky.

I'm a 29-year-old cell phone salesman, and my friend volunteers at homeless shelters and lives by himself. He's 23 and has Parkinson's and is unemployed. He has a military background I'm not fully knowledgeable on, I have never served in the military.