Family drives toward strange lights and saucer object

By Ted Bonnitt on January 25th, 2013
Family drives toward strange lights and saucer object
Ariel view of Old Morgantown Road where the family spotted the lights and UFO. Credit: Googe
Ariel view of Old Morgantown Road where the family spotted the lights and UFO. Credit: Googe

A family driving home from shopping encountered a large, saucer shaped UFO hovering just over the tree line in Martinsville, IN, on the evening of January 24, 2013.

The reporting witness told the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) that their family had left a Walmart and was heading home on Old Morgantown Road. As they rounded a curve and drove to the top of a hill they saw "five lights in a slight "V" formation."

The parent, their three boys and grandmother all commented about how "low" the apparent airplane was flying.

They continued driving toward the lights for about a half mile until they were directly in front of the "bright white" lights and object.

The object was about 1000 feet away from the witnesses and hovering just above the trees.

With a closer look, the witness described the formation of lights as "huge, orangish, red swirling spheres," attached to what they could now see as a saucer shaped craft.

The driver stopped the car and got out to take a picture with their camera phone. Before they were able to snap a photo the witness reported that "the lights went off and it was gone."

When the driver got back into their car, the entire family was yelling, "It was a UFO!"

The family continued their drive and returned home about five minutes later, without seeing the mysterious object again. 

The driver later looked out a south facing window of their home and again spotted the lights at a distance of "about 10 to 20 miles" and heading to the South East.

Original (unedited) witness report: 

January 24, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Martinsville, Morgan County, IN - ufo sighting in martinsville. Case 45405.

My three sons, my mother, and I were coming home from walwart. We were heading east on old Morgantown road. We went around a curve and up a hill. As we reached the top of the hill we saw five lights in a slight v formation. We all commented on how low this apparent plane was. The lights appeared bright white as we approached. We drove forward about half a mile we directly in front of the object. The object was at the treeline and about 1000 ft away. The lights were now huge, orangish, red swirling spheres. They remained in the same formation, only now I could see clearly the shape of an object. The part I could see was saucer shaped. The lights were lights on this craft. I stopped the car, opener the door, and grabbed my camera phone. Before I could even touch the screen the lights went off and it was gone. I got into the car and everyone was yelling " It was a UFO". I went home which is about a five minute drive. We saw nothing else on the way home. I went into the house and looked out the south window and saw the object again to the south east. The were disappearing behind the treeline at a great distance. I would guess ten to twenty miles away.

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