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Joe James standing in front of shipping container with Farmall tractor and Allis-Chalmers baler mounted to the top Lisa James
A UFO? No, this Farmall tractor and Allis-Chalmers baler aren’t flying, they just look like it. Joe James, pictured, mounted the equipment on semi shipping containers.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s a tractor and baler?

Spotted … in Indiana: A central Indiana man puts antiques where they’re easy to spot.

You never know what you might spot driving through Indiana. You just need to know where to look — like toward the sky. Lisa James didn’t see a bird, a plane or a speeding locomotive, like from the old “Superman” TV series fame, but instead she saw an old Farmall tractor hooked to a vintage 1950s Allis-Chalmers small round-bale baler.

She had a little help knowing where to look. Her brother-in-law Joe James mounted the equipment on top of two semi containers.

“He just thought it would be cool to put them up there,” Lisa reports. “He figured all the grandkids would get a big kick out of it.”

According to Lisa, he figured right. Other people are enjoying it, too. If you want to see it in person, head just west of Spiceland in Henry County, Ind. Go to the corner of S425W and W600S. And look up!

If you happen to drive by at night in a few weeks, you might even see lights illuminating the equipment. Lisa says Joe is excited about Christmas, and if all goes well, he plans on putting up Christmas lights on and around the farm tools of yesteryear.

What have you seen that’s unusual? We have plenty more to share, but we would love to see what you’ve found. Send us a digital, large-format photo or a quality color print, and if we use it, we will send you a gift card. Send those unusual finds to or Indiana Prairie Farmer, P.O. Box 247, Franklin, IN 46131.

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