I was at home, and around 3:15 a.m., the power went out. I heard sirens lasting about 15 minutes. About 3:45 my daughter and I were on the back porch and noticed what we thought was an airplane. We noticed it didn't seem to be moving fast enough to be a plane. We thought it might be a star, but noticed movement. It appeared to be hovering over Indianapolis. Far enough away, we couldn't pinpoint exact movements, but noticed it seemed to be moving in almost a circular pattern and slight changes in altitude with reference to the horizon. About 4:30, we decided to get a closer look at it to make sure we weren't just seeing things. She tried to take a picture of it with her phone, but it was too dark and too far away. Finally, as dawn's light began to emerge, I went in and got my camera, put it on "night" setting, and was able to get a picture. It just appeared as little dots of light on the camera view screen. I took the sd card and transferred it to the computer, and what we saw didn't look like a star at all. It looked like the movement we were seeing was some sort of circular movement, and it did seem to be leaving some sort of emission trail. When I went back out to see about getting a better picture, about 5:15, I could not locate it.
It was about 4:00-4:15 a.m. when we saw the helicopter coming from W-SW heading in the direction of the object. That is all we know, and we were just wondering if anyone else had any ideas what it might have been.