An Indiana witness at Marion reported watching “a hovering light taking off at a fast pace,” according to testimony in Case 87903 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness was driving westbound along 38th Street at 6:45 p.m. on November 8, 2017.
“After crossing the bridge, I saw a small light hovering above the National Cemetery area,” the witness stated. “It was dark out. Being the eve of Veterans Day, I figured it was someone just taking a picture of the lights on each of the headstones in the cemetery. As I got closer, I noticed it was not a helicopter and there was no sound in the area. About the time I made it to the train tracks, it took off at a fast pace heading north-northeast. Its take-off speed was between two-to-four times faster than I was driving. As it flew over, I could not make out any shapes or shadows, just the single, solid white light.”
The witness coasted to the side of the road and tried to see where it was going.
“I lost sight after it passed the tree line to the northeast. There was no second or third lights you normally would see on a small engine plane that are red and green. There was no sound. There were no other cars in the area while driving. Street lighting is to a bear minimal in that area ruling out light refraction. Though it was dark out, it could have not been more than 500 feet off the ground. (Maybe three to four tree lengths in the air.) The map included shows locations and paths. Red is the object in question. Purple is me traveling in car. The next drawing is of the light hovering just past the fence line above the stones.”
Indiana MUFON CAG Investigator Philip Leech and Field Investigator Dan Gadberry closed this case as an Unknown Aerial Vehicle.