January 31, 2008
Location: Indiana, United States
the witness: "I noticed what I immediately thought
was a helicopter about 300-400 feet away, just across
the street and above the tree-line... it hung around for
2 or 3 minutes after I noticed it... not moving or flashing
or anything. The only thing I noticed was a sort of wavy-ness
of the air surrounding the object... I had just enough
time to take a picture on my camera and then I got one
on my cell phone right before it "disappeared".
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MUFON - Mutual UFO Network (mufon.com)
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from the witness:
was home alone and decided to go to the kitchen to get
a glass of water and maybe find a snack. Just as I approached
the kitchen/dining room area (they're the same room and
we have a bay-window/patio door there), I noticed what
I immediately thought was a helicopter about 300-400 feet
away, just across the street and above the tree-line.
Because we kind of live in the country, I thought that
was unusual... then it hit me that I couldn't hear any
noise at all! And then, the obvious shape difference hit
me like a bag of rocks and I ran for my camera - literally
(I almost tripped over a rug).
don't know how long it was there before I saw it, but
it hung around for 2 or 3 minutes after I noticed it...
not moving or flashing or anything. The only thing I noticed
was a sort of wavy-ness of the air surrounding the object
- that's probably what stuck me most, actually. It resembled
kind of what you see over a hot road on a summer day.
It was getting dark, but I distinctly remember the dark
tree line shimmering just below the object, against the
had just enough time to take a picture on my camera (before
the batteries died), and then I got one on my cell phone
right before it "disappeared" -- I say that,
because I believe it just went directly away from me at
a high speed very suddenly... it actually appeared to
grow smaller and disappear, but curve up slightly as it
was doing so. The direction was about directly westward,
ago, when I was a young kid, I remember seeing a funny
light in the sky (from very far away) and watching it
do all sorts of "tricks" ~ but I couldn't actually
see it as an object. This is the only other time that
I have seen something this close, that I know from my
own eyes what I saw in a detailed manner. Very exciting
indeed (although the first couple nights were difficult
to sleep well!)"