The witness was outside walking a dog on a “perfectly clear night” at 9:55 p.m. on July 2, 2018.
“I observed an orange glowing object traveling in a straight line in a northeast to southeast direction,” the witness stated. “At first I thought it was fireworks since it was July 2. Then I thought it was a drone. But the object did not fizzle out like fireworks and there was no sound like a drone or erratic flight. The object was cigar-shaped. No flashing lights but gave off a bright orange glow. I followed the flight of the object for several hundred feet before I lost sight of it over some trees. I captured a poor image of the object due to the time of day. It was getting dark and the object was moving at a pretty good speed before I was able to take the picture. I walk the dog at this spot at least three times a day and have not observed a similar incident. As an avid sky watcher, I can honestly say this was not anything normal such as drone or fireworks.”
Indiana MUFON Field Investigator Patrick O’Brien closed this case as an Unknown-Other.