|Occurred : 11/30/1999 18:00 (Entered as : 11/30/99 18:00)
Reported: 11/30/1999 18:49
Location: Bloomington, IL
My brother-in-law called me this evening, he had been out on his usual run for the evening. He sd that all of a sudden he had a weird feeling come over him, his earphones began to have static. HE looked behind him and there was nothing there,then all of a sudden a bright light shined over his shoulder, and dissappeared in a second. Sd that then he noticed several airplanes ( seven or eight)flying overhead in a different directions. Most were not commerical, he thought thhat was strange too because he sd that he had never noticed that much activity in the sky in the past.
((NUFORC Note: We have not received any other reports of unusual activity in Illinois as of the time of this writing. The only conventional aircraft we are aware of that might cause em interference are E3A/AWACS and EA6B "Prowlers," although any military aircraft with "look down" radar might be able to cause such radio interference. However, those types of aircraft generally do not fly 1) at low altitude over populated areas and 2) in formations of 6 or 7 aircraft.))