Terre Haute, Indiana

December 9th 2003

Terre Haute, Indiana A Chevron Of Pale Yellow Lights

Date: December 9, 2003
Time: Approx: 7:00 p.m.

Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Apparent Triangle.

Full Description of event/sighting: While driving home from work I saw first an intense light in the southern sky as I was traveling West on Harlan Drive. I turned south on Hutchison intrigued about what this was and stopped my car about 2000 feet south of Harlan Drive on Hutchison southbound. These are country roads not much traffic at the time. It was after dark. The sky was overcast with a cloud ceiling of about 2000 feet (determined later by contacting the weather service at Hulman Field). By the time I got out of my car and looked up almost directly above me, I could see a chevron of pale yellow lights and a slowly pulsating white like in the middle of the apparent triangle of the yellow lights. There was no noise at all. The object was moving slowly north-northeast at about 50 or 60 miles per hour I would say with the point of the yellow chevron leading in the direction of travel.

I sensed it was big. It seemed like this object could not have been flying in the sense of a heavier than air airplane using traditional airfoils since it was too slow and much too big. I could have chased it with a car, but since it was going cross country, I felt I would not have been able to keep up with it. I just watched it as carefully as I could until it disappeared to the north in the tree line. Its apparent size was a bit bigger than my thumb at arms length and under the cloud cover, so it was less that 2000 feet away, so I figured that the object was from 150 to 250 feet wide between the lights. There was no detail of the body of the craft visible. The white light was not of the character of a strobe light or an anti-collision light in my opinion, it pulsed to full intensity to full off very slowly about every 5 to 10 seconds. I had no apprehension about the whole experience, only curiosity. However later I kind of regretted telling my wife and family about it, since they started teasing me about seeing aliens. Although their reaction is good-natured, the idea of it is unsettling to them. I watched the sky for a long time trying to see a repeat, but have not yet. My expectation of seeing another one is fading, but I would not mind having a second look.

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research


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