Red Orb the Size of a Softball
October 30, 1996 Submitted to MUFON March 30, 2008
Reelsville, Indiana County: Putnam
It was an orb with a deep red color and about the size of a softball. I was standing in my front yard when I saw it in the field across the road. It moved very slowly across the tree line. It took about 15 minutes for it to get across. After it cross the road it went past me toward the corner of my house and disappeared.
Investigators comments: Witness described orb came within 30 to 40 feet away and went past the corner of the witness house. Witness went to corner of house and the object was gone. There was no wavering, or dimming of object. Witness state she asked neighbors about object but no one else saw it. The witness was very knowledgeable and articulate about aircraft in the area. Was very insistent in stating she never had this type of experience before.
Case Disposition: Unknown
August, 1953 Submitted to MUFON: April 16, 2008
Evansville, Indiana County: Vanderburgh
As a child of six years old I was playing in the alley beside our home in the 400 block of third Street in Evansville on a day in August of 1953. My mother was in the kitchen at the sink which overlooked alley where I was playing. I heard a loud humming sound overhead, There was a large silvery colored globe approximately 100 feet in diameter over a tree beside the alley, about fifty feet in the air. A loud humming sound was coming from it. The globe had a band of portal windows that circled around the globe. Humanoid figures were peering out those portals watching me play. My mother seeing the craft sent for my father to bring me in the house. She called the police. Numerous police cars arrived in moments. The police began firing at the globe with rifles, pistols and shotguns. That went on for about one hour. The craft never seemed to be hit are damaged. Then it finally just went straight up into the air until it disappeared. I had a large bushel basket of those shell casings that I picked up out of the alley until I threw them away as a freshman in high school.
Investigators comments: Mr. Lain definitely remembers his described event as a child. No record of this event has been found by the Evansville paper and was apparently never reported by the news media at the time. Based on witnesses data and response we can only call this report "unknown" with insufficient evidence.
Spot Light Flash
April 15, 1999Submitted to MUFON: January 26, 2008
Two Occurrences Reported From Same Event
While outside I was standing on the concrete walk and a friend was standing on the porch. I decided to take two steps onto the porch. I then saw a spotlight flash, about 1.5 ft in diameter on the ground. My first instinct was to look up to see where it was coming from and all I saw was a flash and a little smoke that was lit up in purple and yellowish green. I looked at the ground again, the spotlight was gone. I looked up again and just a tiny puff of smoke was left. I looked at the ground again the light was still gone. I looked at the sky again and it was clear with a tiny trail of smoke. Then in an instance the smoke trail was gone. My friend was looking up at the sky the same time that I saw the spotlight. She saw an oval type of craft, but didn't see the spotlight on the ground. She couldn't believe what she saw and I couldn't believe what I saw. We both couldn't believe what we saw at the same time in two different spots. I got scared because I was standing in the exact same spot that the spotlight flashed at 2 seconds before I took two steps up on the porch. We didn't know what to do. We felt deeply compelled to report it, but we knew nobody would believe us. The internet was not as big as the time, so we really didn't have a way to research how to report. We knew if we called the cops they would think that we were crazy. The sighting lasted no more than 2 seconds. We hope that something would be on the news the next day, but nothing was. I am reporting this now, because I finally have an avenue to report it, even though so many years have passed.
MUFON ReportCase disposition: Insufficient data
Cylinder Shaped Beam of Light
Sighting date: July 16, 2006 Submitted to MUFON: February 3, 2008 New Albany, IndianaCounty: Floyd
I was sitting with a friend at Bills Five Lakes in New Albany facing the Louisville skyline about 10:30 pm when I saw a bright, almost white cylinder shaped beam of light come down from the sky and hover over the top of a tree. It hovered for less than a minute and suddenly shot straight back up the sky out of sight, very rapidly. As soon as I looked over at my friend, she said, "yes, I saw that too". We talked about it for what seemed like only 30 minutes and both agreed it was not something we could explain. The last recollection I have of time was 10:45 but my friend said it had to be very late. I checked my cell phone to see what time it was and it was 1:30 am. I have lost track of over two hours.
MUFON ReportCase Disposition: Unknown
Submitted to MUFON: January 26, 2008
Sighting Date: April 15, 1999
Whiting, Indiana County: Lake
Light Beam / Oval Craft
I was outside with my friend standing on the concrete and my friend was standing on the porch. I decided to take two steps onto the porch. I saw a spotlight flash, about 1.5 ft in diameter on the ground. My first instinct was to look up to see where it was coming from and all I saw was a flash and a little smoke that was lit up in purple and yellowish green. I looked at the ground again, the spotlight was gone. I looked up again and just a tiny puff of smoke left. I looked at the ground again the light was still gone. I looked at the sky again and it was clear with a tiny trail of smoke, then in an instance the smoke trail was gone. But, my friend was looking up at the sky the same time I saw the spotlight. She saw an oval type of craft, but didn't see the spotlight on the ground. She couldn't believe what she saw and I couldn't believe what I saw and we both couldn't believe what we saw at the same time in 2 different spots. I also got scared because I was standing in the exact same spot that the spotlight flashed at 2 seconds before I took two steps up on the porch. We didn't know what to do. We felt deeply compelled to report it, but we knew nobody would believe us. The internet was not as big as the time, so really didn't have a way to research how to report. We knew if we called the police, they would think that we were crazy. The sighting lasted no more than 2 seconds. We hope that something would be on the news the next day, but nothing. I am reporting this now, because I finally have an avenue to report it, even though so many years have passed.
Submitted to MUFON: January 18, 2008
Sighting Date: Summer 1976
La Porte, Indiana County: La Porte
Glowing Orb In Steady Pace Across Night Sky
My friend and I remember to this day when we saw something inexplicable in the sky on a summer evening in '75 or '76. We saw a glowing-orange perfectly-shaped orb, which was larger than a full moon, arc near the horizon rise above the tree tops and homes and travel across the evening sky from the south east to the west, not slowly, not quickly, but at a steady rate for about 20 seconds. I was in awe and was full of wonderment rather than fear. I tried to rationalize what it was. I ran inside the house to get my parents. As I did, my friend said there was a second one in the sky. By the time my parents came out, the orbs were gone. I could discern that this was not a weather balloon, plane, blimp, weather phenomena, etc. We did not call the police to report it as we were afraid we wouldn't be taken seriously. We thought we would see something in the news, as I lived near town and thought others had to have seen this, but no mention was ever made.
Submitted to MUFON: September 1, 2007
Sighting Date: December 17, 2006
Brazil, IndianaCounty: Clay
Triangle with Red Lights on Bottom
I was driving home around 9:30-10:00 pm from my sister's house after watching football. I was driving north on a County Road and came over a hill and noticed a strange red light moving through the trees at the edge of a field ahead of me. At first I thought it might have been a helicopter hovering but as I got closer noticed it wasn't making any sound and was much too big to be one. I got close and drove up a hill and looked out my side window. It was hovering above a house approximately 40-50 yards off the ground. I immediately stopped my car in the road and stared at this thing in amazement. After a minute or so a few other cars stopped and I could see them gazing as well. The triangle appeared to be black in color, with three red lights on it, one at each corner. It floated there for a few minutes making almost no sound at all except for a very low humming sound. It slowly turned sideways and began to slowly fly away. I was holding up traffic at this point, (along with other cars) so I decided I would go down the road and turn around and come back. I did so but when I returned to the site, it was gone. None of the other cars were there either, which I thought was odd. I eventually went home and told others of this event and basically got laughed at. I checked out the internet and local papers for a few days after and couldn't find anything about this. I'm not sure if the other drivers reported this. I have a friend who said he saw a similar triangle shaped object a few years earlier while driving at night. I told him my story while fishing earlier this summer and he immediately said "I saw the same thing!" I'm not sure what it was, but if anyone from the Brazil/Carbon area has seen this strange thing please report it.
Submitted to MUFON January 9, 2007
Sighting Date: June 18, 1989 Time: 10:45 PMStar City, Indiana
Rectangular UFO Changes Appearance
We were driving down a gravel road and were the only car on the road. We noticed it when we went over a hill. I thought it was a helicopter or a blimp with a banner. It was rectangular amber colored, and sat in the air with no sound or movement. It had a row of windows outlined in black, and the smaller ones that were lined up behind it the smaller ones that were lined up behind it also had the same description. I didn't say anything to my friend that I saw the windows, but he said "It even had windows" then I knew we both saw it and I wasn't seeing things. It then took off swiftly, changed into a ball of light about the size of the white moon, and came toward the truck in the sky From the NW. Then it turned and took off SW and was gone. I wasn't panicked the whole time, but I was glad when it was gone. The next day I read in the Lafayette paper that it was a meteor, but I didn't believe that, because meteors don't take off in other directions and they don't sit in the air without sound, and windows. The size was about the size of a helicopter.
Submitted to MUFON May 21, 2007
A Very Close-Up Look at a Flying Saucer in Winter of 1975
Northern Indiana on Interstate 80
December 20, 1975 Time: 10:15 pm
My cousin was driving with his wife in the back seat. We were on I-80 eastbound in heading back to New York for Xmas. They were arguing about a light in the distance, off to our left. My cousin said it was the top of a tower; his wife said it was moving. After a few minutes watching the light, you had to admit that it was moving. Sometimes it would move very quickly forward, then stay in one spot for a while, then move slowly backwards, then stay in one spot for a while again, then move forwards quickly again. Occasionally, a light would flicker rapidly, maybe a blue or green light, not like an airplane light that goes on and off. It seemed incandescent. After about 10 minutes of watching this light, my cousin pulled into a gas station to fill-up. We weren't even talking about this light. When we got back on the road, his wife was driving and my cousin sat in the back. She spotted it again, this time it was closer because it was brighter. Then, suddenly, it zipped across I-80 and stayed in one spot. When we approached it, I rolled the window down, so that there would be no reflection. We stuck our heads out the window. It was about 30 yards off the highway, about the height of a water tower. It was saucer-shaped with windows around it, and what appeared to be lights on top, although they were not lit. After we passed it, we were about to start looking through the rear window when it took off in a flash. With no sound and extremely fast, it was gone. We were all amazed that we had actually seen a flying saucer. It sure didn't seem like anything our government was building and operating. We weren't scared or anything. It was more a feeling of awe.
Submitted to MUFON Indiana: June 10, 2005
Original Report: 2000 Archives
Sighting Date: March, 2001 Weather: Clear Night
Time: 11:30 PM
I had just finished a perimeter check at the Reilly chemical company and had parked the security truck by the guard house to check in with the other guard. We were in the guardhouse talking then I stepped outside while my friend sat down in his chair. I started toward the truck which was idling, when a soft popping sound caught my attention. Looking up, there hovering above the truck was an elongated, softly glowing object resembling a football. It was hovering about 5-6 feet over the truck, glowing with a soft white light that seemed to emanate from the interior of the object. It made no noise, and was completely sound free. I walked toward the truck looking at the side and bottom of the object. That's when I noticed barely visible horizontal and vertical lines on the object. There were no other visible markings on it. I did notice that for something that big and bright, it seemed to cast no shadow on the ground or on the truck.
I stood looking at the object for at least 3 or 4 minutes and noticed my fellow worker looking at the object. As I began to walk away, the object began a slow flutter, like a leaf falling. It became slightly brighter, moved south into the plant area following the asphalt road. We watched as it slowly move between two buildings that blocked our view of it. I ran back to the truck which was idling normally, got in, turned around and drove after the object. By the time I came to the building where we had lost sight of the object, it was totally gone. The only thing I saw was a light red object moving south, like the light of an airplane about a mile or so away. We never saw the object again.
My fellow worker refused to make a report and told me not to either. He resigned his job position two weeks after the incident. I have no knowledge of his present whereabouts. I have since retired. I have been in a US Army Security Agency, spent eight years as a special deputy for the county of Marion state of Indiana, and have flown on numerous planes. Nowhere have I ever seen such a craft, either before or since.
Indiana MUFON Report
Submitted To MUFON: January 24, 2005
Sighting Date: October, 1955Anderson, Indiana
I was a 5 year old boy in Anderson , Indiana when early evening about dusk , the people next door came over and said we have to come outside, that there was jet fighters chasing something around the sky. When we went outside you could see two jets chasing a small white light back and fourth. We watched it for maybe 10 minutes then the light stop in place. It seemed to be letting one jet catch up. As the jet came closer it opened fire on the object, the sound of the guns was scary, it strike the object several times with out effecting it. With in a second the object changed color from white to blue then to red, at that point it shot up and straight out of the sky.
My father wrote a letter to the army on what we had seen. What he wrote I don't know, but a few days later an Air Force Officer came to the house. My mother was the only one home at the time and I was around the corner from the front door and listened to the whole thing. He loudly stated that we must forget what we saw and if we didn't we would be sorry for it. He saw me standing there and said son that goes for you to. He then went to the homes of everyone who saw it on the block and repeated the same thing. That was fifty years ago. How long should one hide?
Indiana MUFON Report
Submitted to MUFON November 18, 2004
Sighting Date: August, 1993Indianapolis, Indiana
I saw Mr. Dan Akroyd on the Regis and Kelly Ripa show and heard Him discuss his involvement with MUFON. I have a degree in Economics from Indiana University. I know what I saw and what has happened to me. On about the morning of August 10th, I was driving on 465 south in Indianapolis. I was approaching the airport from the west. I saw a commercial jet coming in for a landing. It was about 8:30 a.m. The sky was crystal clear. Behind the airliner I thought I saw another airliner that was going to crash into it. As the first airliner made it's landing the second object made sharp 90 degree turn to the west. I was heading then east and this ENORMOUS object came towards me at about 1000 feet in the air. It was the strangest sensation. I was looking at something that I had never seen before and did not know what it was. It's a strange sensation to look at something you have never seen before. How often does that happen in everyday life? The object was jet black and had no physical means of propulsion. It was not aero dynamical at all. It looked like a giant building moving through the air. It was rectangular in shape and I estimate it was over 1000 feet in length. It was vertical and not horizontal. I observed it for at least 5 minutes. I even saw it in my rearview mirror after it passed over head. It moved at a very slow velocity. I told my wife about it a month later, because I couldn't believe what I had witnessed and did not want to frighten her. I have drawn the object for friends of mine over the years. I have never seen it since.
About 2 years after the above incident I had a close encounter. It happened in Cleveland Ohio. I had arrived late to my hotel. The hotel was packed. I had to park in a parking lot not adjacent to my hotel room because all the parking spaces were full. I was exhausted and went to my room on the first floor. During the night I was having terrible nightmares and could not bring myself to wake up. When I woke up that morning, I had left my suit and toiletries in my car. When I opened my hotel room door, there was a United States Air Force Step van backed up to my hotel room door. This greatly startled me, because it was not there when I went to bed. You could literally open my hotel room door and open the door to the step van in one stride. I walked around to the back of the building and retrieved my clothes, probably not more than 2 minutes. When I returned the USAF Step Van was gone, and there was an empty parking space where it had been. I am a devout Roman Catholic, and a Registered Republican. I would take a lie detector test regarding what I have just conveyed.
God Bless Mr. Akroyd, for bringing light to this matter. I have had close encounters of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd kind. I also had an encounter of the 2nd kind that happened in Michigan in the summer of 1998, it's even more bizarre.
Indiana MUFON Report
Triangle with Lights Charlestown, IndianaClark County Sighting Date: August 11, 2000Reported: August 24, 2004
My son and I were watching the Pleiades meteor showers. We were watching them in my side yard. My son got tired and got up to go to bed. As he was about to turn the corner of the house he turned to say good night but stopped short and pointed up and behind me. I got up to see what it was that he was pointing to and there was a bright light coming toward us. As it got closer we could that the shape was triangular with a brilliant white light at each corner. This object was jet black in color but we could tell the shape by the disappearence of the stars and their reappearence behind it. The object made no sound and moved directly overhead. Its lights seemed brilliant but had no extra lighting outside of the beam of each of the three lights. Its travel was in a north-east direction and was in sight till the tree line obscured it. The tree line is approximately 14 mile behind my house
Strange SightingBedford, Indiana Sighting Date: July, 1998Submitted: October 16, 2004
It was July of 1998, I was installing a outdoor receptacle on the front porch of a home just east of Bedford Indiana. It was around 9:30 PM, when I took a break. Standing out in the yard, I happen to glance up and saw a light moving across the sky. A little to the west, I saw another light and then a third light. They moved at the same speed, and I realized they were three lights of the same craft. Whatever it was, the shape was triangular, and must have been the size of two city blocks. Please note that I never saw anything but the lights. There was no sound at all and its speed was that of a single engine plane. I estimate the height at around 800 to 1000 feet. I observed this only for a few minutes as it disappeared.
MFUON Indiana Report
Glowing SphereGrissom Air Force Base, Peru, Indiana Sighting Date: July, 1975Submitted: July 16, 2004
It was in 1975 so it's a bit hard to provide information and a few facts but I remember it like yesterday. I still see it, It never goes away in my mind. It was real and I swear to my testimony. Structure was dome like, large and over 300 feet in diameter. Surface color was orange. It was at 10:00 p.m. with duration over one hour. The size was over 300 feet and there was an aura. There were two of us who saw it.
We observed the object hovering, takeoff and ascending. A base radar log reviewed of the sighting time showed no echo from the object.