Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 06:55:21 -0600
From: Francis Ridge <>
May 1916; 8 miles south of Rensselaer, Indiana

Dull gray elongated oval object, 40 feet long x 8-12' thick, hovered near ground one mile away. After 10 seconds, shot away rapidly to the northeast. Instantaneous acceleration to speed of 5000 mph.

An unusual object was sighted, that had unconventional appearance and performance. One gray oval object, about 40 feet across, was observed by one witness on a farm for 12 seconds.

Hynek rating: DD: Daylight Discs
Vallee rating: MA1: A UFO has been observed which travels in a discontinuous trajectory. i.e. vertical drops, maneuvers or loops.
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