An Indiana witness at Kouts reported watching a silent, disc-shaped object just 50 feet above the tree line, according to testimony in Case 81407.
The witness was outside walking a dog at 5:10 a.m. on January 8, 2017, when the incident occurred.
“It was around 5 in the morning with a clear, dark sky,” the witness stated. “When I was on my way to my house, I noticed a very bright light moving above the trees in the forest. It was around 50 feet above the trees moving from north to south.”
“It was a circular object around 10 feet in diameter. As it moved over the trees, it did not light up the woods underneath the light. As it approached the road, the object and light just disappeared. It made no sound.”
Indiana MUFON State Director Philip Leech investigated this case and closed it as an Unknown.
“The object hovered in place for around one minute and then began to come out of the wood line heading towards a cornfield,” Leech stated in his report. “Witness describes the object reacting as if it had seen him, with the result being the bright, white light ‘just shut off .’ The witness advised that the event did not cause his K-9 to react in anyway. No time loss, due to the witness being on somewhat of a timeline to walk the dog before work. The witness did describe the morning as being ‘eerie’ which somewhat concerned him during and before the walk. Of special note: The witness did describe the white light as not shining on the trees or landscape, just illuminating the object itself.”
Kouts is a town in Pleasant Township, Porter County, Indiana. The population was 1,879 at the 2010 census.