Green fireball artists impression
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The green fireball - which may be a natural phenomena - has been spotted all across the U.S.
An Indiana couple driving along old Route 231 near McCutcheon High School in Lafayette, watched a "very bright green-ish, glowing ball falling towards the Earth," according to May 1, 2011, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

"It scared both of us very bad, but was also exciting," the reporting witness stated. "Instead on stopping and turning at our road to our neighborhood, we decided to keep going down the road to see if we could see it again because it went behind the treeline."

The couple did not see the object again.

Lafayette is the county seat of Tippecanoe County, population 67,140. No images or videos were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on May 1, 2011. The event occurred on April 30, 2011. On the same date, we also covered: Green fireball reported over Jacksonville, Florida. The green fireball sighting has been seen in many parts of the U.S. over the past few years - and may be Mother Nature. We also personally watched one of these: UFO Examiner files a UFO report and Green fireball sighted again over Pennsylvania.

Lafayette was also the town named in a March 31, 2011, report: Indiana UFO 'jumps' from one cloud to another.

Indiana is a current UFO ALERT 5 rating, with a low number of UFO sightings nationally. Indiana had 11 UFO reports in April 2011 - while California had 46 sightings, the highest reporting state in the nation. Indiana is listed as a "Watch State" this month.

You can read more details about other recently reported cases at the UFO Examiner home page. The most up-to-date UFO information can be heard at web radio show UFO Traffic Report every Wednesday, 9 - 10:30 p.m. EST, which includes a UFO Witness Testimony Program segment, and an update of the UFO ALERT national rating system. Past shows are available at the Archive page.

The following is the unedited and as yet uninvestigated report filed with MUFON. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If Indiana MUFON State Director Stewart Hill investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to

IN, April 30, 2011 - bright greenish fire ball falling from sky. MUFON Case # 28895.

Me my husband and my daughter wer driving home on old 231 heading toward mccution high school in lafayette indiana and we were about to make a left turn into our neighborhood when all of a sudden we both saw to or right way up in the sky a a veryyyy bright greenish glowing ball falling towards the eath.

As it was happening both me and my husband just kept saying OMG!OMG! It scared both of us very bad but was also exciting.Instead on stoping and turning at our road to our neighborhood we decided to keep going down the road to see if we could see it again because it had went behind the treeline.

We drove up the road to a clear spot and stoped on the side of the road to see if it would show up again.It never showed up again though.WE ended up going bach home and the whole rest of the night I kept getting goosebumps.This happened at exactly 11:30pm.