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Occurred : 1/19/1999 19:00 (Entered as : 1-19-99 1900)
Reported: 1/20/1999 22:34
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Carlinville (from, until almost Carrollton), IL
Shape: Cigar
Duration:20 minutes
While driving at 1900 hours after a late evening social work appointment I observed a large cigar shaped object which appeared to be a flat grey in color. The bottom of the object had red and white lights alternately flashing. It was a cloucy night and the object was flying very low underneath the cloud cover. I was too scared to pull over as I was the only vehicle in a basically cornfield expanse of land. The object initially was flying northbound at a rather quick pace and then suddenly about 10 miles up the road (I was westbound) I saw the same object to my left traveling westbound still at a rather quick speed. It was probably a mile or so away from my vehicle at all times. I watched it travel westbound for the next 8 miles or so and then I lost it in the cloud cover. I did not roll down my window to check for any noises. I observed no interferences with my radio at all. I did not observe the object switching from northbound to westbound so I guess it could have been two different objects. I am a professional and would never lie or exaggerate anything about something this scary.