Yes Virginia, there are strange things going on in the skies over Indiana. On a weekly basis there are reports, that defy logical explanation, of unusual shapes, lights, forms, and booms that draw attention. Mufon ( Mutual UFO Network) ranks Indiana roughly mid-way through the list of the fifty states reporting witness sightings.
These rankings are only an estimate, and accuracy is surely questionable. Obviously there is no data for those who witness unusual occurrences and simply don’t report them. Many are just too busy with the intricacies of their lives to give it a second thought. Many are desensitized and just don’t care; if it doesn’t directly impact them then just let it be and move on. Many, however, don’t want to be thought of as crazy.
There are, and will continue to be, those abnormalities in the heavens that will appear at a moment’s notice and gradually reveal their mysteries. In the realm of the paranormal it’s another check on the list of the unknown.
Some examples of Indiana sightings in 2012 and the beginning phase of 2013 are:
On a summer night a couple was sitting in their pool in the backyard of their subdivision home. They watched an orange fireball moving steadily east, and then joined by another that made its way due north. Finally, another appeared, and again moved in the east direction. They all appeared to originate in the northwest sky, and were silent.
In the Fall of 2012 a family was on its way home to Martinsville on State Road 37 when they witnessed nine to ten lights emitting from the west side of the highway. The lights initially appeared to be in a shape resembling the Little Dipper, but as their vehicle drew closer the lights broke out of the formation, hovering and moving in odd directions. There was no sound associated with the lights. The family’s cell phone suddenly ceased working.
In October of 2012 a mother and daughter were on a walk and saw three bright non-flashing lights that appeared in the shape of an isosceles triangle moving northwest across the sky. The lights were white and red in color. They got the husband who also observed the phenomena. The lights were too slow for a plane, yet too fast for a blimp. The lights were low and turned southwest on a dime. They then maneuvered a slow figure eight and continued their journey. The family reports multiple silent planes suddenly patrolling the area which they found peculiar.
In late Fall over a six month period a succession of ten or more lights were reported in the same general area. They would mostly hover, but were also witnessed maneuvering, spinning, and suddenly shooting straight up into the atmosphere. The lights originated initially from the southeast heading northwest.
On November 15, 2012 a couple were walking through their backyard when they spotted in the north sky two glowing golden orange “balls” hovering among the bright stars in a clear night sky. After roughly fifteen seconds the bottom ball disappeared, followed by the top one seconds later. They had just vanished. The husband quickly theorized flares, but no jets were in sight or sound. After a while a large jet did appear…heading north towards where the objects had first appeared.
While letting the dogs out at 11:30 at night the Arbuckles saw a light display in the east sky—large bright moving objects that seemed to pulsate energy. The wife filmed the instance. They admitted that had seen lights prior to this occurrence.
In mid November a string of four to seven lights, seemingly connected and equally spread apart, were witnessed by a mother and teenage daughter as they were making their way along the winding Cartersburg Road from Danville to Plainfield. The daughter soon lost interest but the mother continued to observe the lights for a period of at least thirty seconds until the lights dissipated sequentially and disappeared.
In extreme southern Indiana in Harrison County a man was driving home from work, December 31, 2012, on State Road 64 around 10:30 PM. He saw what was thought to be a flare ahead of him—about one hundred feet off of the ground, perfectly round…a red glow surrounding it with a white center. He managed to fire off two cell phone photos which turned out substandard. As he watched the red glow peeled away, starting at the bottom of the object and revolving around the white center until it reached the top. The shape then evolved into a candle shape. The object then seemed to drop and then took off, heading towards the town of Crandall.
In Vermillion County, bordering the state of Illinois, resident Richard Bondira writes…Now these UFOs have been in the night sky, every clear night since January 6, 2012, and are still flying in the new year….You wouldn’t believe the flying and light show these guys put on for me in the early morning hours. They land in the field behind my house and move around!
Pay attention, keep your eye to the sky and take nothing for granted.