An Indiana witness at Gary reported watching a distant light in the sky move quickly to his location and hover as a cube shaped-object just two houses away, according to March 28, 2014, testimony in Case 55003 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness had a second floor bedroom with a window facing east that looked out over the rooftops of nearby homes. The witness entered the room in darkness and immediately noticed a star 45-degrees from the horizon that caught his attention about 10 p.m. on May 1, 1964.
"I went to the window and cupped my hands around my face to block the reflections of light from the room," the witness stated. "I was riveted there as the 'star' grew brighter and appeared to be approaching."
The object moved very rapidly to his location.
"It came straight at me, terrifying me. It stopped approaching when it reached a tall tree two houses over."
The witness described the object.
"It appeared roughly cubic in shape but without sharp edges. It reminded me of the glowing end of a cigarette (cherry). It hovered there over the tree for a moment and rotated slightly revealing that it was three-dimensional."
The object then began to move.
"Then it moved over the house behind and then quickly came back toward me. It passed my window and went around the corner of the house and out of sight. About 10 feet in diameter. Slightly glowing mottled surface, cube shape but with soft edges. Reminiscent of a cigarette 'cherry.' Clear night. Note, I was a couple blocks from a swamp and undeveloped land."
No images were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on March 28, 2014. Gary is a city in Lake County, IN, population 80,294. Indiana has a current UFO Alert Rating of 5 with a low number of recent reports nationally. Indiana had 6 UFO reports in February 2014 - the 21st highest reporting state - while California had 59 reports - the highest reporting state in the nation.
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