It was 9pm or a few minutes after and the orb passed over my neighbors home and dropped down in to right above my fence line in the back yard. I ran inside an grabbed my phone to document the event. The orb was moving very slow and was silent, I observed it changing shape and looked like it had openings it was closing, I got closer as it was almost to the end of my fence and said “no wait, come back” it changed directions and came closer to me. It hovered there for a moment and then went back to the path it was on. It almost appeared to be a life form more than a mechanical device.

I watched it continue the fence line towards the water treatment plant were it went into the trees and stopped, turned red and the light faded to dark, as it was leaving my kids arrived from church a caught a brief view of it leaving our yard.








I see UFOs frequently in the northeast/eastern sky above the treeline, any time from late afternoon to late evening, and I have for a few years, increasingly so. They vary in size, shape, color, and behavior. During this particular sighting, my family and I had just arrived home from a family celebration. The family went inside, and as my husband entered the house, I told him, “Look, it’s one of my UFOs!” He acknowledged and looked up, as he is very used to seeing them when I point them out, but does not enjoy watching them or pondering about it. The object was glowing/pulsating a yellow/orange light. It appeared slightly larger than the largest star in the sky. It seemed to stretch around the edges, as stars sometimes appear to do with atmospheric interference, but more so. The flight path was wobbly (up and down a bit) in a south/southeast direction. When I began watching it, it’s behavior changed. It hovered above the treeline while I got a photo, mostly stationary, but with a bit of a circular movement. The sky was very very clear, with many stars visible, yet the object was the only light visible on camera. I filmed it for a few minutes, but got cold and decided to come inside. When I came in, I checked on the object through the back French doors, and when I looked at it, it began moving again in the south/southeast direction. I quit watching it then. I have become fairly used to seeing UFOs from about that far away. They don’t stir me a bunch anymore. Only when they get closer do I become very concerned. I would report previous experiences, but I don’t have dates available, nor any photos from these encounters.








I wanted to share my own little UFO experience. Taking a risk because people are cruel and judgmental. I’m surprised about how many people had not had an experience like that. I guess it’s about location, location. My experience blew me away, it was the infamous Illinois event, the big triangle airship that was sighted over parts of Southern Illinois & Indiana. I got to be one of those witnesses. So my story starts out where we are at a friend’s log cabin she had recently built out in the boonies, here in southern Indiana. In the boonies there’s no street lights or anything. Not to many folks, you know. So we’re out there and I’m with my family and it’s a winter’s night. We’d been there for an hour or so and I was inside. I just had this really strange feeling that I wanted to go outside and go out on the porch. It’s winter! I grab my hat, my jacket and my gloves…and I tell my husband I’m going out, hang out on the front porch for a little bit and just get a breath of fresh air. I don’t explain anything further, but I just have this feeling I need to go outside. So I go out there and I’m looking up at the sky. It’s a beautiful, starry winter sky. I love the winter. I remember looking to my left and, you know, seeing the stars and I remember panning to my right and, right there, is blocked out stars, it’s black, I can’t see the stars anymore. I’m looking and it’s in the shape of this triangle and it’s huge! I’m like focusing and trying to wrap my brain around what I’m seeing and it is hovering but it’s got a slow forward motion, just ever so slightly and it’s quiet. I mean, I didn’t even know that it would have been there had I not been looking up at the sky. If I’d have just been standing on the porch and not looking up, I would have never known it was there. And I’m watching it and by the time I gather myself and get my head together, I want someone else to see this too. Now I don’t want to be the only one to see this thing so I’m pounding on the windows, pounding on the doors. You know everybody’s inside, it’s winter time. I can’t get anyone’s attention. By the time I get their attention, they come outside it’s already started to move out of the field of vision because we’re surrounded by trees, which are now blocking it. I mean, like, you know, evergreens and stuff, blocking the view of this craft. I’m like, no one else sees it but me. Yeah, story of my life. So I’m freaking out and I’m telling my husband, “Dude, there was a UFO right there, as close as, you know, the trees, the treetops, just right there, I mean, like it was watching, like it was looking and watching.” It creeped me out because I felt like as I was watching it, it was watching me. I didn’t like that. It gave me that big brother feeling. What helped me feel better was the next day. I wasn’t the only one that had seen it, as there was actually police officers in the state of Illinois that witnessed this exact craft, as well. So I was thankful that I wasn’t alone in this experience and it changed me in so many ways. It was very profound because it happened to me. I’m an adult and a grown-up and it really was unnerving and the feeling that it gave me unnerved me too. So I thought I’d share my creepy story of my triangle shaped UFO in southern Indiana.

This is a witness account from January 5, 2000…the UFO incident in which police officers in Southern Illinois chased a triangle shaped craft across several counties. This witness sighting was in a rural area of neighboring Southern Indiana, seemingly before the Illinois sightings.  NOTE: The above image is CGI.


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  My brother, and I were being driven to the Senior Bowl Banquet (the night before the Senior Bowl football game) by my father. I was  15 years old. We were on Zeigler Boulevard, traveling east, approaching the intersection with Gaillard Street. It was dusk, though still more light than dark. I was sitting in the front seat looking out the right passenger window, watching an airplane – and the contrails it made – move slowly from the far right to the left in the sky. As the plane moved to my to the left (north bound) it moved into the field of view in the front windshield, and that’s when I saw the saucer off to the left, at roughly 35 degrees up. The saucer was grayish in color, and looked exactly like what you’d expect from sixties movies: saucer shaped, with a low cylindrical top. Viewed from our perspective, it was significantly wider than high, or a height to diameter ratio of roughly 8:1. The main body of the craft was similar to two plates on top of each other, with the one on top being turned upside down, so the rims of the two plates touch. The top half appeared to have a flat surface – except for the low, round dome on top. The bottom may have been curved. It’s difficult to say for the bottom was somewhat obscured by many, colored, moving lights. I do not recall the exact colors, but it was quite a few. The movement of the colors did not seem random, though I could not make out a distinct patter. But the colors all moved in a circular pattern around the bottom of the craft. The movement was not all in a single direction, not always clockwise or counter clockwise, but both simultaneously. It was still somewhat light out, and the object appeared to be about the size of a penny at arms length. It was quite easy to see in some detail. It was not moving, but hovering in one place. Though it was far enough away to not be able to be sure how large it was. It could have been forty feet or so in diameter if it was floating over the Forrest Hills neighborhood to our left – as it appeared. Or if it was further away, obviously it would have been larger. I yelled for my father to pull the car over. I was very excited, as what I was looking at was a plain as the nose on your face: a hovering UFO. That’s when my brother saw it too. We were pretty excited, so my Dad (normally a no nonsense guy), pulled the car over to the side of the road and we all got out. As I was pointing to it to show my Dad where it was, it disappeared. I’ll leave it to the reader to interpret what that implies. All I can say is that I was looking at it, pointing at it to show my father. And then it was gone. Later we all kept pretty quiet about it, as it seemed so preposterous… to see a flying saucer, and one that looks exactly as you would expect at that. I had always been a UFO septic, so it was difficult to resolve what I believed and what I saw. I don’t think any of us had told anyone. So my father was surprised a few weeks later when he overheard one of his fellow deacons discussing having seen a flying saucer – just like the one we saw – hovering over the city water works at dusk. He said while he was watching it hover, it suddenly flew away at a speed the defied belief. When queried by my father, they determined it was that same evening as our observation – the night before the Senior Bowl. The city’s water works were – at that time – at the top of the Forrest Hills neighborhood hill, which is precisely where I saw the craft hovering, validating not only the time and location of our sighting, but my rough estimation of the size of the craft.  NOTE: The above image is CGI.



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Date of sighting: January 5, 2000
Location of sighting: Illinois, USA
Source: David B. Marler, Illinois State Director, MUFON Journal No. 383 (March 2000)
“Illinois police officers track UFO near Scott AFB”
During my ten years of investigating UFOs, I have never had a case like the one that occurred in the early morning hours of Jan. 5, 2000. The UFO incident involved multiple witnesses, which mainly consisted of police officers from a number of small Illinois towns.
The officers were able to track the unknown object and maintain radio contact with each other during the event. Adding to this, Scott Air Force Base was only two miles away from the flight path of the UFO. This episode became the focus of intense media coverage, which continued weeks after the actual event.
The first person to notice anything unusual that early morning was Melvern Noll. Noll is the owner of a miniature golf course located in Highland, IL, which is approximately 24 miles from St. Louis, MO. During the off-season he is a truck driver making deliveries at all hours of the day and night.
Noll was returning from a delivery run he had just completed at approximately 4 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5. Before returning home, he thought he would check his miniature golf course and make sure everything was in order. He parked his truck in the back of the building and began to exit the vehicle. While doing so, he noticed a “bright star” over in the northeast sky. He didn’t give it much thought at the  time and proceeded to enter the building, After checking things inside, he was returning to his truck when he again noticed the “bright star” in the northeast sky. This time he stopped and observed it more closely.
He noticed the light was, in fact, moving in his general direction. In just a few minutes, Noll noticed the bright white light was only part of a larger object. It appeared to be rectangular in shape and was comparable to the size of a football field. Noll added that the object was also very tall.
This object had a series of “windows” that ran down the side. He also noticed two “floors,” each having two “windows.” These were described as rectangular with an intense white light radiating out from them. The “windows” appeared to be located more toward the rear of the object. When the object was very close, Noll stated he could see a large number of dim red lights on the bottom. He assumed the exterior color must have been black or dark gray.
The description he used to initially describe the object was “like a two-story house” in the sky. During this time, Noll did not notice any sound, odor, or emission coming from the object. As it moved away to the southwest he noticed “windows” on the back of the object. He added that these appeared to have a series of lines or bars in them that ran up and down.
The object appeared to move in a northeast to southwest direction. The speed was determined to be slow when compared to conventional aircraft. Noll said he recalls the object slowing down as it passed close to him before regaining speed as it moved away. Noll estimated the object was possibly a half-mile distant when it moved closest to his location. The altitude was estimated to be approximately 500 feet, and the duration of this sighting was estimated to be around 5 minutes.
Noll promptly drove his pickup truck to the Highland Police Station. He thought that nobody would believe him unless the Highland Police could contact a neighboring town’s police officer who could verify that there was something strange in the sky.
The dispatcher at the Highland Police Department listened to Noll’s account and determined that he was a rational individual, despite his unusual claim. She then contacted the Lebanon Police Department. Officer Ed Barton responded to the call around 4:10-4:15 a.m.
Officer Barton was initially skeptical upon hearing the transmission. He asked the dispatchers if they were joking. They stated they were not joking. He then proceeded to the north end of town, past Homer Park, on Widicus Road. He did not see anything in the sky at this time. He then followed Widicus Road as it turns from the north to the east, heading towards Illinois Route 4.
About halfway to Route 4, Officer Barton observed two large brilliant white lights in the northeastern sky. The lights appeared so close together that he thought they were almost touching each other. He stated the lights were so brilliant in intensity that the light rays radiated outward like the symbol of the Japanese Rising Sun battle flag from World War II. He became curious and decided to drive a little faster.
Upon arriving at Illinois Route 4, Officer Barton turned south, heading back towards Lebanon. He was able to observe the lights to his left through his driver’s side window as he was proceeding into town. At  some point, as he was alternately watching the lights and the road in front of him, the two bright lights now appeared to be one bright light. At this point, he switched on his overhead lights, now believing this  could possibly be an aircraft having problems.
Upon arriving in town, he made a left turn onto East Route 50 and proceeded east to a bridge at the bottom of the hill. At this point, while he was still driving, he noticed the one bright light appeared as an elongated cigar-shaped object. The object seemed to be stationary in the sky over the northeast end of the neighboring town of Summerfield.
Officer Barton stopped his vehicle on the side of the road, because he now noticed the object appeared to be heading in his direction. He stated it was not moving very fast, but not very slow either. Upon stopping the vehicle, he turned off all the lights and his squad car’s radio in an attempt to hear any noise possibly coming from the object. No noise was evident.
As it approached, he noticed the distinct shape of the object. It appeared as a massive, elongated, narrow triangle, larger in length than width. The apparent size of the object was conservatively estimated to be approximately 75 ft in length and 40 ft in width. At each corner, Officer Barton observed a massive bright, white light.
These lights did not waver in intensity and appeared to be pointing straight down. He stated they did not light up the ground, but were very bright. In addition, there was one smaller flashing red light situated closer to the two rear white lights, yet in the midline of the object. He noticed that the object was blotting out the stars above it as it passed by him. He still could not discern any noise emanating from the object.
At this time, the object appeared to be closest to Officer Barton, and he estimated it was no more than 100 feet distant and approximately 1000 feet above the ground. Then he observed the object rotating in the sky from a southerly heading to that of a southwesterly direction. As it rotated, the object did not bank as is expected of conventional aircraft. Rather, the object pivoted in mid-air without tilting to one side or the other and remained completely level.
At this point, Officer Barton radioed Central Command to tell them what he was observing, as well as its current location. In between transmissions, he stopped for a moment as the craft dramatically increased speed. The object was moving at a relatively slow pace at the beginning of his transmission, but accelerated so fast he could barely track the movement with his eyes.
He was able to observe the rear of the object before this display of velocity, and his best analogy is in comparing it to the Millenium Falcon spacecraft from the motion picture “Star Wars.” It appeared to be rectangular and illuminated by white light. Through the middle of the light, running lengthwise, was a band of multi-colored illumination. He stated that there were no individual colored lights visible. Rather, it appeared as a band of various colors, which blended into each other. He continued the transmission by informing Central Command that the object should now be around the town of Shiloh, approximately 8 miles to the Southwest.
Officer David Martin of the Shiloh Police Department radioed that he could now see something in the sky. Shortly thereafter, Officer Barton could no longer see the object from his location.
Officer Martin was driving on the southern end of Shiloh heading east when he observed the mysterious object, which appeared to be heading in a westerly direction. He was able to observe three brilliant white lights, which were shining downward from the object. However, the light did not illuminate the ground or objects on the ground. In addition, small red and green lights were observed on the back end of the object. At this time, Officer Martin thought the object’s altitude was approximately 1,000 feet. He estimated the distance from his car to the object to be about a quarter of a mile. He thought the object resembled the shape of an extra wide triangle or arrowhead. He estimated the apparent size to be 75-100 yards wide (Figure 3).
Officer Martin was driving slowly during his observations. He also rolled down his driver’s side window to determine if the object was emitting any sound. No sound could be heard. He finally decided to pull over to the side of the road and exit the vehicle for a better observation. At this point, the object increased in speed and disappeared in a westerly direction.
Officer Martin estimated the object’s initial speed to be 15 mph. When it increased in speed, he figured it to be at least 80-100 mph.
In the nearby town of Millstadt, IL, Officer Craig Stevens was on patrol and heard the radio traffic regarding the object. His curiosity was aroused, so he drove to the east end of Millstadt to see this mysterious thing in the sky. After not seeing anything, he proceeded to Liederkranz Park on the north end of town.
While sitting in his car, he observed a very large object that was roughly triangular in shape. Officer Stevens estimated the object to be only 500-1000 feet in altitude. The flight speed was described as extremely slow. He also stated that there was no noise with the exception of a “low decibel buzzing sound” that he could barely discern. As he watched the object, it began moving to the north. It had a white light on the left side, right side, and center of the back end. In addition there was a single red light on the bottom. The back end also appeared to be slightly recessed.
At 4:29 a.m. Officer Stevens contacted his dispatcher to advise him that he could now see the object. Then he exited his vehicle and grabbed the Polaroid camera from his squad car’s trunk. He aimed the camera at the object and took a picture, but the extreme cold temperatures of that morning (15-20 degrees Fahrenheit) caused the camera to work poorly. He was able to produce one photo, though poor in quality, before the object disappeared to the northwest.
The last police officer to report seeing the object that morning was from Dupo, IL. I interviewed him personally, but I do not have permission to use his name. This officer also heard the radio traffic that evening and decided to take a look for himself.
Approximately five minutes after Officer Stevens’ radio transmission from Millstadt, the Dupo officer observed an array of lights. Contrary to the other officers, this individual stated the object was at a relatively high altitude and proceeding in a north-northeasterly heading. It was so high in the sky that the officer said he wouldn’t have noticed it if it wasn’t for the radio traffic. He said it stayed east of Dupo.
The altitude was described as being higher than that of a small plane, but lower than that of a commercial aircraft. The officer viewed the object through binoculars, but was able to see only a conglomeration of lights: white lights at the extreme ends and red lights in the middle. He could not discern any size or shape, due to the distance and altitude.
These witnesses provide us with enough data to project the flight path of the object as it traveled over the Southwestern Illinois. It apparently came from the northeast and traveled slowly over Highland to Summerfield. Once there, it turned to the southwest and drastically accelerated. It traveled approximately 1-2 miles north of Scott Air Force Base and slowed as it passed over Shiloh.
Then it increased in speed again until it arrived near the town of Millstadt. After slowing, it altered direction again and turned to the northwest. Shortly after that, the object then made a drastic turn to the northeast while also increasing in altitude, maintaining a low altitude until this final maneuver.
Due to the location of Scott Air Force Base in relation to the UFO sightings, I found it necessary to contact them. Although I was not optimistic, I felt I should pursue every possible source of information. I wrote a letter of introduction, requesting answers to four important questions concerning the recent UFO sighting.
I promptly received a courteous, albeit uninformative, letter of response indicating that (1) the only calls received at the base were from the media, (2) no ground observers at the base have come forward with reports, (3) the base did not track any objects on radar, since radar services are provided by the FAA at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, and (4) the base was not operating any craft resembling the reports .
However, better information was provided by the St. Clair County Sheriffs Office. They released copies of the dispatch tapes for the morning of Jan. 5,2000. What follows are the relevant transmissions:
Dispatcher. Lebanon, this is a call from Highland P.D. in reference to a truck driver who just stopped in. He said there was a flying object in the area of Lebanon. It looks like a two-story house. It had white lights and red blinking lights, and it was last seen southwest over Lebanon. Could you check the area?
Lebanon officer. Did they say the truck driver was DUI or anything? 10-4, I’m out…. Just a quick question. If I happened to find it, what am I supposed to do with it? If I see it, I’m not saying a word….
Also be advised the last thing that went over Leba-non-this was approximately five minutes ago was a military cargo plane. It looked like a C-5.
.. .Be advised there is a very bright white light east of town. It looks like it’s just east of Summerfield, and it keeps changing colors. I’ll go over there and see if it looks like an aircraft. It doesn’t look like an aircraft, though…. It’s not the moon, and it’s not a star.
If you would, will you contact Scott Air Force Base and see if they have anything flying in this area please?
Whether it’s a plane or not, it’s heading westbound now. It should be really close to Scott now…. As a matter of fact, if the Shiloh officer looks up, they can probably see it by now.
Shiloh officer: I see something, but I don’t know what the heck it is…. It’s probably heading to Lambert (Field).
Millstadt officer: I’ve got that object in sight also
Dispatcher: Are you serious?
Millstadt officer: It’s huge.
Dispatcher: Does it look like a-What does it look like to you?”
Millstadt officer: It’s kind of V-shaped. It looks like it’s possibly headed toward Lambert.
Dispatcher: 10-4. That’s what Shiloh said when it was heading towards Fairview Heights.
(One of the officers hums theme song to “Twilight Zone” over his radio.)
Millstadt officer: Really. Does Dupo have a Polaroid?
Dispatcher: That, I don’t know.
Dupo officer: I’m not sure what you’re seeing. It appears to be pretty high in the area. When I could first see it with binoculars, you could see it was different colors. Now it appears to be white.
Millstadt officer. Is it very large?
Dupo officer: It’s hard to tell. It’s pretty far off.
Millstadt officer: This object was above me about 500 feet. And it was huge.
Dupo officer: This thing appears … it’s probably 20 or 30,000. It’s about where planes usually are. It’s not low at all.
I would now like to discuss some particular aspects of this case. The first concerns the obvious differences in the descriptions given by the witnesses. In examining the figures, we can see there are major disparities between them, the largest difference being the description provided by Noll as compared to those of the police officers. Noll describes a large rectangular-shaped object. Less than fifteen minutes later Officer Barton reports seeing an elongated triangle. The other officers report seeing objects that are roughly triangular.
Beyond differences in shape, we also have radical differences in the lighting configurations that were reported. I believe there are several possibilities for the inconsistencies. The first involves the most prosaic explanation. Namely, witnesses can be wrong in their interpretations of what they claim to have seen. This is a fact all objective UFO researchers must never forget. Is it possible the witnesses made errors in their observations? Of course that is a distinct possibility.
One of the major problems relating to this is the issue of perspective. From what perspective did the witnesses view the object? Some witnesses were stationary, while others were driving at the time of their sighting. In particular, Officer Barton’s descriptions vary as he views the object from different distances and angles. To compound matters, the object was moving at various speeds and directions in relation to the observers.
Another explanation for the varied descriptions could be attributed to the notion that there were multiple objects of differing shapes in the sky that night. This would explain why different descriptions were received. I tend to refute this idea due to a couple of facts. The terrain around Highland, Summerfield, and Shiloh is extremely flat. On a clear night, like on Jan. 5, you can see for miles in all directions. This is especially true between Highland and Summerfield. If multiple objects were in the sky illuminated by an array of lights, observers would have seen any that were there.
Also, the timing of the sightings would tend to coincide with the flight of a single object moving from town to town. There were only a few minutes between each sighting, which tends to suggest it was the same object being witnessed from various locations.
Yet a third possible explanation could involve the object actually changing shape in flight. This is one of the more questionable ideas proposed, but a review of the UFO literature will reveal a multitude of cases which involve objects that appear to change form. I only consider it as a possibility.
Another issue that needs to be discussed is Scott Air Force Base. I find it hard to imagine that a large unknown object with bright lights could fly under 1000 feet within two miles of the base without causing  some concerns. I believe they may have more detailed information concerning this event. It is a distinct possibility that the object witnessed was a military craft of some type. Unfortunately, we do not have any evidence to support or refute this idea.
In closing, I would like to extend my thanks to Peter Davenport of the National UFO Reporting Center for his invaluable assistance in this case. Also, my thanks to the witnesses who were willing to come forward and share their experiences with us. Thanks, also to Forest Crawford who directly assisted me.  NOTE: The above image is CGI.


The witness was driving her husband, who finished work at midnight, and her baby daughter from their home in Wagga Wagga to her parent’s home at Jamberoo, near Kiama, for the weekend. Shortly after leaving Wagga on the Hume Hwy with her husband and baby asleep, a large brightly luminous disc shape UFO appeared in the sky ahead of her at an estimated 300-400 metres distance. The object stayed in this position while she drove approx. 120 km., disappearing as she went through towns, and appearing again on the other side of the town. It mostly stayed relatively still but occasionally shot off at great speed to the left or right only to return seconds later to the same position. The object disappeared just north of Goulburn as the dawn was lightening the sky. It rapidly gained altitude until out of sight in seconds. There was no interference with the normal operation of the car , according to the witness and the amount of traffic she remembers was normal for that time of morning. Supposedly after having great difficulty waking her husband at one point, he glanced at the object , mumbled “yeah yeah” and was immediately asleep again.  Normally on this trip she would stop at Yass for an hour’s break for coffee and arrive at Jamberoo at about 7- 7.30am. This time, on arrival she was genuinely surprised to find the trip had taken 1.5 to 2 hours longer than normal, even without the break at Yass.  No subsequent sickness or body markings were noticed and as the witness suspected no abduction at that time no further investigation was undertaken until reported to Paradox in 1997.  REPORT STATUS. Celestial records show no planet, star or even the moon, which could have explained the sighting. The lack of reaction from other traffic could indicate the phenomenon was a purely subjective one, however, until further evidence is forthcoming the case will remain as UNEXPLAINED.  NOTE: The above image is a rendering.


While driving on 95S, i saw a triangle with an inverted bottom, outlined in chasing white lights hovering/bobbing above Santa Fe casino.  I live in the Centennial Hills area of Las Vegas, NV. This is the northwest. I was traveling to work southbound on the 95 freeway. I was late for work. I always watch the skies. I don’t know why, it’s not like I ever see anything. On 1/5/2016 between the hours of 9:25pm and 9:45pm, I actually did. As I passed the Santa Fe Casino, on my left, right above the casino I witnessed a triangular V-shaped object over the casino. I cannot remember if it was over the parking garage area or closer to the casino part. I am not sure. What I am sure of, however, is that I was seeing a V-shaped aerial object.  The object that I saw was “hovering” in the air, as low as a helicopter could fly. (I have had airplanes fly by or helicopters sit idle near me and I hear a sound) This object was  emitting absolutely NO sound. It was close enough for me to hear a sound. I would have heard a sound. Were this a helicopter or an airplane, I’m sure I would have heard sound. I thought maybe it was some type of military stealth flying object. But why would it be just hovering Non-stealthily over the nasty old Santa Fe Casino? Also I saw lights. I cannot say for sure what other colors I saw besides white. White was the dominant color, I do know that for sure. There could have been other colors as well. What I can say for absolute assurity is that the lights were chasing. Chasing like those Christmas lights that people have.
The lights were chasing in the shape of the object that I was seeing, which was a V shape (acute triangle) two long sides with a shorter bottom. The bottom was invert! ed to another v.   As I was seeing this, my psyche attempted to explain away my optical. The reason I was unsuccessful at explaining this away, was because of the motion of the object. As it hovered in that spot, it rotated at a half circle as it bobbed up and down slightly, while slightly tilted to the right. The movement of the craft, the location of the craft and the fact that I could hear no sound from a craft that was in such close proximity to my vehicle are the reasons why I am writing this report. The behavior of the craft frightened me more than the sight of it. I felt an immediate fear mixed with excitement mixed with dread mixed with sadness. A combination of feelings that I have never felt.  Please be advised that I was driving when I witnessed this. I pulled to the carpool lane and started to drive very slowly to ensure that I was seeing what I was seeing. I started to swerve cause I was looking at the object instead of looking at the road. I turned away to keep from getting pulled over for a traffic violation. I was afraid to stop and pull over.  This happened to me. I do not have any history of mental illness. I have never made a report of something like this before. I believe in the existence of something other than human beings for several reasons that I will not go into, because that is not what this report is for.  I just want whoever this gets to, to  take my accounts seriously. I am a previous member of law enforcement. I have had to listen to reports like this frequently from crazy people. I know the difference. I hope you do too.  I know what I saw. I just would like someone to tell me why I saw it.  NOTE:  The above image is a rendering.







Anyone who has been in Illinois in January knows that when the sun goes down, it gets cold… real cold. The night of January 5, 2000, was no exception. Everyone who could was staying warm inside, but all did not have this luxury.  Melvin Knoll’s livelihood was his miniature golf course, and worried that something may have frozen there, he braved the cold night to make sure everything was OK.  When he arrived at his business, he noticed what he thought was a very bright star on the northeastern horizon.  He thought nothing of it at the time, and finished checking out the golf course. After satisfying himself that all was well, he jumped back into his warm truck to head home. As he did, he could not help but notice that the light was still there, and even more visible than before.  He watched it for a moment, and it suddenly seemed to be coming straight toward him! As it came nearer, he could see red lights shining toward the ground.  As it came even closer, the object appeared to be as tall as a two-story building, and as long as a football field. He could now clearly see windows, and a brightly lit inside.  He could not hear a sound from the unknown object as it continued to slowly make its way through the chilly night in a southwesterly direction.  Fearing that he would be laughed at if he could not provide corroboration, he quickly made his way to the local police in Highland. He related his story to the dispatcher, and she agreed to pass the information to the next town in the object’s path, which was Central Communications in St. Clair County.  They in turn relayed the report to the Lebanon police department. At approximately 4:10 AM, a Lebanon police officer, hearing the radio report, spotted a bright object, which seemed to be suspended in the sky.  He could clearly make out two lights, very close to one another.  The policeman, with lights flashing, raced to the southeast, hoping for a better vantage point to view the strange sight. He watched the unknown object as he drove, and after a few moments, noticed that the two lights had merged into one.  The object seemed to be changing course, and moving directly toward him.  At this point, he stopped his patrol car, and rolled his window down. To his amazement, he could very clearly see a triangular-shaped UFO pass over him, at an altitude of 1,000 to 1,500 feet.  Then, the UFO quickly changed its course, moving in a westerly direction.  This sighting was corroborated by a policeman from Shiloh, who described the object as being shaped like a black arrowhead. NOTE: The above image is a rendering.












On Wednesday, January 05, 2000, the National UFO Reporting Center received two telephone messages (at 0316 and 0351 hrs. Pacific Standard Time) from Officer Thomas “Ed” Barton, employed by the Lebanon, IL, Police Department. The messages apprised our Center that a UFO sighting had occurred in St. Clair County, Illinois, and in surrounding areas, at approximately 0410 hrs. (Central) earlier that morning.  Later the same morning, we were able to talk to Officer Barton, who reported to us the following:  At approximately 0410 hrs. (Central) on that morning, he overheard an announcement by the St. Clair (IL) Emergency Dispatch operator that a citizen had entered the Highland, IL, police station, and requested that an officer go outside and view a very peculiar object that was hovering nearby in the sky. The citizen had witnessed the bizarre looking object on his way to work, and he apparently refused to leave the station until a police officer had viewed the object with him.  Having heard the announcement about the incident over his radio, Officer Barton looked to the southeast from his location in Lebanon, and noticed two extremely bright white lights suspended in the sky, close to the horizon. The two lights were radiating so much light that the spectacle reminded Officer Barton of the Japanese “Rising Sun” symbol, used on the Japanese battle flag. A very short period of time later, the two large lights appeared to merge into one, and the illumination the object was radiating appeared to increase dramatically.  Officer Barton began driving south and east in attempt to approach the object. He turned his overhead flashers on, and at times was driving at 75-80 m.p.h. toward the object, which was still generally to the southeast of his position. After a short period of time, Officer Barton realized that the object appeared to be traveling toward him.  He stopped his vehicle, extinguished his overhead flashers, and rolled down the window on the passenger side of his vehicle. The object approached his location, and passed overhead at an estimated altitude of 1,000 to 1,500 feet, and within an estimated 100 feet lateral distance of his position on the ground. It was headed generally to the west, or northwest, at this time. The object was distinctly triangular in shape, with three white lights on the apices of the triangle, and it exhibited a “galaxy” of peculiar lights on its aft end, including white, hues of red or pink, and perhaps other colors, as well.  After passing overhead Officer Barton, the object suddenly turned to its left, without either banking or yawing apparently, it suddenly accelerated quite dramatically, and seemed to “streak” to the west, covering approximately 8 miles, the officer estimated, in approximately 3 seconds.


(Note: Officer Barton, in multiple telephone conversations with our organization, and during at least one radio broadcast, has emphasized how almost unbelievably quickly the object accelerated and moved a considerable distance to the southwest in just a few seconds. Its velocity was almost unimaginable, he reports. This is one aspect of the case that strongly suggest to us that the object almost certainly was not of human manufacture.)

He radioed St. Clair County Emergency Dispatch, apprising them that he had the object in sight, and advising them as to the direction it had moved, generally to the southwest. He recommended that dispatch contact units to the south and west of his position, e.g. Shiloh, Millstadt and Dupo, to have the officers there attempt to spot the object from their vantage points.  Apparently at least one officer from Shiloh, IL, witnessed the object next, and two other officers, who have not come forward and who apparently do not wish to be identified, witnessed the object while they were standing in the cemetery of their town, as well.  An officer from the Millstadt Police Department, Officer Craig Stevens, with whom NUFORC also spoke, overheard the broadcast, and moved his cruiser to a dark part of that town to see if he could spot the object in the night sky. He quickly spotted the object to the west of his location, at approximately 45 degrees above the horizontal plane, and gauged its size as “huge.” He estimated that it was “one or two stories” tall, and perhaps three stories long.” It had several very bright lights on it.  St. Clair Dispatch requested that someone, if possible, attempt to get a photograph of the object. In response to that request, Officer Stevens removed polaroid-type camera stored in the trunk of his cruiser and quickly photographed the object. Because the outside temperature was low, approximately 18-20 degrees (F), neither the camera, nor the film functioned well, so the resolution of the photograph is not good.  After Officer Stevens had taken the photograph, the object appeared to move further to the west, moving toward Dupo, IL, Cahokia, IL, and St. Louis, MO. A Dupo police officer may have witnessed the object at that time.  In the final analysis, the police departments and communities involved in the incident include the following: Highland, Summerfield, Lebanon, Shiloh, Mascoutah, Millstadt, Dupo, and Cahokia, Illinois. The object was observed by officers from at least the following communities (in chronological sequence): Lebanon, Shiloh, Millstadt, Dupo, and Cahokia.  NOTE: The above image is a rendering.







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 We were traveling south on route 13 with my daughter at 9:30 pm when she noticed an object in the sky that seemed to be an airplane with flashing red and white lights.  I dismissed it as an airplane for a moment as the object traveled southwest in the direction of D.C. after about a mile or so I could clearly see this object had changed direction and was heading north/northwest towards us.  It was quickly plain to see this was a triangle shaped object about 100/150 feet across. I must note the object changed altitude as it traveled north to less than 300 feet at our closest approach from the highway.  I pulled over into a parking lot, turned off the radio and rolled down the windows looking for an engine sound but we heard none.  The object continued northwest moving slowly toward the center of Dover, changing directions to a southwestern path and flew away.  I’m positive this was a triangle shaped object with 2 red and 2 white lights and this was a clear, bright night sky making the outline of the craft unmistakably easy to see.  NOTE: The above image is a rendering.    This was reported to 



Shape: Triangle          Duration: 20-30-seconds.   Three orange lights, triangle formation, not blinking and moving in southern sky silently.  Seen with  binoculars until gone.  Witness describes himself as a medical professional.  This sightings was reported to

KENS NOTE:  Dover Air Force Base is located in Dover Delaware.  Home of the C-5 Galaxy, largest cargo plane in the world. Staten Island is only 120 miles from Dover.  A very short distance for supersonic alien aircraft.