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Occurred : 5/20/1998 21:45 (Entered as : 05/20/98 2145)
Reported: 2/20/1999 12:10
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Buffalo Grove, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:3 minutes
I saw an object that displayed Intelligence, bright light and great speed.

I went out to have a cigarette on my stoop, and when I go out at night I always look up. To my left (EAST) about 45 deg. in the air was 1 bright, silent white light with a red light on top just sitting there not moving. I looked at it for a good minute, ( Stunned, knowing that this was not a plane or a helicopter, I'm Retired Army) after about a minute or so I lit my cigarette while keeping an eye on the light. Not a couple of seconds went by when the light quadrupled in size and got so bright, shining directly into my eyes. It was so bright I had to squint and turn my head to keep watching it. After a few seconds the light dimmed somewhat remained motionless for a little bit and then slowly started moving to my right, and then, in an instant it took off like a bat out of hell heading SSE and was gone.