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‘Indiana Sightings’

1948: Domed Disc Seen

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: July 31, 1948    BBU # 190 Sighting Time: 8:25 a.m. Day/Night: Morning Location: Indianapolis, Indiana Urban or Rural: -Urban Hynek Classification: Duration: 10 seconds No. of Object(s): 1 Size of Object(s): 20 ft across, and 6-8 ft thick Distance to Object(s): 2 miles? Shape of Object(s): cymbal shaped or domed disc object Color of Object(s): white  Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book Special Report #14 (Battelle Institute Study), 1955          Summary/Description: Vernon Swigert, an electrician, was standing by the bathroom window of his home when he first sighted an object. He ran to his kitchen where he pointed out the cymbal shaped or domed disc object to his wife. It was about 20 ft across, and 6-8… Read More

1957: Object beamed out an eerie, penetrating light

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date: November 6, 1957 Reported: Location: Merom, Indiana Hynek Classification: CE-II (Close Encounter II) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness, where physical traces (impression, burn, medical effect, etc.) are left or (electrical effect, heat) are felt Duration: Shape of Object(s): Brightly Luminous Object Number of Witnesses: Gilham’s wife and children, and his father-in-law in the adjacent house, also saw the object but did not watch it continuously. “The other members of the family verified the fact that the object was so bright that it lighted the entire surroundings”. Special Features/Characteristics: Physiological Effects Source: Herb Taylor / Ohio MUFON Case Notebook / Project-1947 Discussion List, November 5, 2003 Original Source Summary: Rene Gilham,… Read More

1958: The Monon Railroad UFO Incident

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date: October 3, 1958 Location: Monon, Indiana, United States Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: 70 mins Shape of Object(s): big, round white things Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: Frank Edwards / UFO Casebook Source Summary: A Monon railroad train crew reported seeing multiple UFOs in north central Indiana. The objects were 40 feet in diameter and about 10 feet thick, and followed the train for over an hour. Full Report Credit: NICAP / Hall (1964) 1958, The Monon Railroad UFO Incident (Indiana) A Monon railroad train crew reported seeing a UFO in north central Indiana. It was about 3.20 A.M. on Friday October 3, 1958… freight train… Read More

1963: Homer Indiana Landing

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date:  June 15, 1963  Sighting Time:   Day/Night:   Location:  Near Homer Indiana Urban or Rural: – Rural No. of Entity(‘s):   Entity Type:   Entity Description:   Hynek Classification:  CE-II (Close Encounter II) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness, where physical traces (impression, burn, medical effect, etc.) are left or (electrical effect, heat) are felt Duration:   No. of Object(s):  1 Height & Speed:   Size of Object(s):  about 15 to 20 feet in diameter, approximate 15-20 feet tall Distance to Object(s):  100 to 150 yards away Shape of Object(s):  disk Color/Description of Object(s):   witness #1 as acorn-shaped, with three, three-foot panels around it, two rows, the top row… Read More

1973: CE1 in Princeton

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: August, 1973 Sighting Time: 9:00 PM. Day/Night: Night Location: Princeton, Indiana Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-1 Duration: 5 Minutes   No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): 30-40′ Distance to Object(s): six-hundred feet away Shape of Object(s): saucer Color of Object(s): burnished silver color Number of Witnesses: 3 Source: Summary/Description: A reputable witness: “We were over at my mother-in-law’s in Mt. Carmel, and that’s about 11 miles from Princeton where I live, and it was evening and there was a storm coming up and we got upset over there. We had some bad experiences. A tree blew down and we decided to leave. We stopped at a filling station and got some gas and then… Read More

1977: UFO in Indiana

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date: July, 1977 Sighting Time: 9:39 P.M. Day/Night: Night Location: Anderson, Indiana, United States Urban or Rural: Urban Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: 5 minutes No. of Object(s): Single Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): frisbee-like disc with “gold-ball” white spherical lights arranged around the rim and all touching each other, and one spherical red light of about the same size on the top center of the craft Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: APRO Bulletin, Vol. 32 No. 7 (September 1984) Summary: “I was staying in a motel in Anderson, Indiana, in the month of July of 1977, when my… Read More

1983: Copely Woods Encounter – Article

Debbie Jordan-Kauble … in her own words On June 30th, 1983, I found myself face to face with something that cannot be explained, even now. I have always felt as if a part of me died that day and a new ‘me’ emerged from that garage. For those of you who are not familiar with me or my story, or for that matter, why I would even have a website to begin with, I will go over the events of that night one more time. My two small sons and I were living with my parents at the time. At that time, I was making a little money cutting patterns for a neighbor who made and sold costumes. My… Read More

1984: Clarksburg, Indiana Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: Early Summer 1984 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Stormy night Location: Clarksburg, Indiana Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: No. of Object(s):  1-3 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): 3 x train box car Distance to Object(s): 400ft Shape of Object(s): Rectangular Prisim Color of Object(s): dark brown/black Number of Witnesses: 1 Source: emc 2jc @ yahoo          .        com Summary/Description: Stormy night. Could only see object during lighting flashes. No noise, no lights. Appeared to have exterior texture of piping and panels. Not nearly as elaborate as a “Borg” ship. More like 1-3 railroad boxcars. Like multiple objects of same sized… Read More

1994: Witness names military installation from UFO encounter

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: September 1994 Sighting Time: 2 a.m Day/Night: Night Location: Newport Chemical Depot near Clinton, Indiana Urban or Rural: -Urban Hynek Classification: (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: about 5 to 7 mph. Size of Object(s): at least 300 to 350 feet in length and at least 125 to 150 feet wide on the tail end of its triangle shape Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): triangle Color of Object(s): giant convex mirror Number of Witnesses: multiple Source: Mufon Full Report The Indiana witness near Clinton who recently recalled a UFO incident from 1994 when a slow moving, triangle-shaped UFO moved low over a government installation while he was conducting… Read More

2005: Woman is Sickened by Two Encounters

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date:  August 24, 2005 & August 25, 2005 Sighting Time: Around 2 AM CDT |  Shortly After Midnight Day/Night: Night Location: Indianapolis, Indiana | About 5 Miles North of Mount Gilead, Ohio  Urban or Rural: -Rural Hynek Classification: Duration: No. of Object(s):  Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: UFOs Northwest (ufosnw.com) Summary/Description: A couple traveled from Eagle Rock, Missouri to small resort near Marion, Ohio. Witness saw the “stealth-like” craft in the drawing above crossing highway 61 very slowly and very low. She heard no sound and passed right under the object. Over a month after the two encounters the witness continued to experience physical symptoms that surfaced… Read More

1967: Connersville, Indiana UFO Encounter

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date:  January 19 1967 Sighting Time:  1600 Day/Night:  Day Location:  Connersville, Indiana Urban or Rural: – Urban No. of Entity(‘s):   Entity Type:   Entity Description:   Hynek Classification:  CE-I (Close Encounter I) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness (i.e. within 500’) Duration:   No. of Object(s):  1 Height & Speed:   Size of Object(s):  about 6 feet by 6 feet Distance to Object(s):  about 200 yards Shape of Object(s):  bean jar? Color/Description of Object(s):  silvery, the same color and brightness all over, and appeared to him to be more squat or rounded Number of Witnesses:  1 Source:  Francis L Ridge, Regional Encounters The FC Files Summary/Description:  Beanpot’ Photo Taken in… Read More