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Kokomo, Indiana UFO Sighting: June, 1998

From: Kenny Young <task@fuse.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 15:20:23 -0400
Fwd Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 16:42:50 -0400
Subject: Kokomo, Indiana UFO Sighting: June, 1998

Kokomo, IN (Howard County)
Between June 20 & 25, 1998 - From 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

A resident of Kokomo, Indiana submitted a UFO report by e-mail
on July 10, 1998. A follow-up question and answer session with
the witness was undertaken to acquire more details of the

On an undetermined date between June 20 and 25, two witnesses
reportedly observed three star-like objects to the southwest of
their vantage point in Kokomo, Indiana. Their color was said to
be that of "plain christmas tree lights," and they were
described as "really bright." According to the reportee, the
three objects were situated in a "diagonal sort of
connect-the-dot type of thing."

The object in the center was the brightest, and exhibited some
motion. Airplanes or some type of aircraft was visually spotted
flying around the objects, each aircraft having a flashing red

The reportee also witnessed an earlier sighting of same or
similar objects in the western sky between May 27 and June 3.

Observed during the first sighting was what looked like a bright
blue star in the southwestern sky, from the observer's vantage
point in Kokomo. The witness retrieved some binoculars, thinking
it unusual to see a 'big blue star.'

Through binoculars, the witness reportedly observed a sphere of
glowing red, blue and green light. He states: "I don't know if
all stars look like that when you look at them through
binoculars, but the other "stars" we looked at didnt really
match up.

A second object was reported in the southwest skies the same
night, where more airplanes were again said to have been flying
in the area.

There was no animal reaction noted, nor was any sound heard.

A UFO sighting reported from McAllen, Texas on July 8 of similar
description may have been caused by the Hubble Space Telescope
and the Gamma Ray Observatory, according to Mr. Nick Balaskas of
the Physics and Astronomy Department of York University. Both
objects sighted over South Texas on July 8 were as bright as
stars (magnitudes 3.5 and 3.2 respectively), both had a maximum
elevation of about 50 degrees above the southern horizon and
were within a few degrees of each other (at about 21:07) and
both set in the SE.

40 miles west of Montreal on Friday June 12, the same or similar
reported objects were sighted around 11:00 PM. according to
Serge Salvaille, who reported the observation on the internet.

The Kokomo sightings may also be explained as satellites spotted
high above. The visual observation of airplanes in the area may
have been construed by the witness to be interacting with the
object, but the reportee may have been unaware of the distance
separating the objects due to his limited plain of reference.

The Kokomo, Indiana vicinity is 88-miles southeast of
Valparaiso, Indiana, where two separate UFO sightings were
reported on June 20, also within a similar time-frame. The
witness to the Kokomo objects did not disclose his name in the
process of forwarding this UFO
report or follow-up questions, despite assurances of anonymity.

July 10, 1998
Kenny Young
UFO Research