By Kenny Young
(April 1, 1998) -- A massive series of UFO sightings are supposedly underway in Indiana, according to information this writer has just acquired.
I spoke with reporter Kerry Dean of WTVW, Fox 7 News from Evansville, Indiana, who said that the station had been getting strange reports "as fast as we can take them."
Dean said that reports have been coming in within the past week, and they experienced a dramatic upsurge of reported sightings Friday night, March 27, 1998. There were more reports the night of March 28.
"They're coming in about as fast as we can take them," Dean reiterated. "They tend to fall into three categories, single lights in the sky twice as bright as Venus which are colored yellow, white and silver, five lights in a triangle shape with a brilliant white light on the leading edge, and two parallel lines of white dots in the sky, ranging from 3 to 5 objects."
When asked for details on the triangular object, Dean said that reports indicated it was very large. "People said that there were two lights down each side in formation, attached to a large, structured triangular object which was as large as a silver dollar held at arms length."
Dean said that the Evansville, Indiana station has received somewhere around three hundred UFO reports since Monday, March 23.
"We contacted NORAD (in Colorado Springs, CO) and Evansville (Indiana) FAA Flight Service. Colorado is reporting no re-entry of any kind. Terre Haute and Indianapolis FAA was also contacted and reported nothing," Dean said.
Dean said that the duration of the reported sightings lasts from three seconds to four minutes.
"We have dispatched some cameramen to record this activity," he said.
The Indiana State Police and Vincennes City Police Department have also reported UFOs, and have had reports called into them.
The latest one occurred the night of March 28 near Hosville, Kentucky, involving a bright light in the eastern sky moving south.
"Most of the objects are moving east-west or south, despite the fact that there are very strong southerly winds. The objects would have to be traveling against the wind, which is about 80 knots or 90 miles per hour," said Dean.
It was during this same time of year in 1997 that a massive wave of UFO reports flooded police stations and news agencies in the Southern Ohio region. The Springfield Air National Guard assumed responsibility for the sightings, declaring that military flare maneuvers were visible to the populace due to exceptional atmospheric clarity.
The new reports from Indiana on March 27 and 28, however, are complicated by the lack of atmospheric clarity (heavy cloud conditions) and strong winds.
[Further details on this case will be posted on the TASK website, http://home.fuse.net/task/]
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