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Occurred : 8/10/1972 12:10 (Entered as : 8/10/72 12:10)
Reported: 8/1/2000 04:35
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Bloomington, IL
Shape: Circle
Duration:3 hours
I I WAS WATCHING FOR METEORITES FROM MY FRONT PORCH, LIKE I DO EVERY YEAR ON AUG.10AND11. I HEARD A LOUD CRASH LIKE FARM MACHINARY SHUTTING DOWN OR GYM DOORS CLOSING IN AN EMPTY GYM. AT THE SAME TIME OF THE SOUND I SAW A GREEN FLOODLIGHT SWITCHED ONTO THE GROUND W/ A 50 FT. DIAMETER IN NEIGHBOR'S SIDE YARD DIRECTLY INFRONT OF ME,THIS HOUSE SAT ON A CORNER LOT. ABOVE INERSECTION OF STREET WAS A DARK METAL,IRON LOOKING CRAFTW/ A GIANT CICULAR HOLE IN THE BOTTOM WHICH THE FLOODLIGHT WENT UP TO AND STOPPED ABRUTLY IN THE SPACE OF THE DIAMETER OF A LARGE METAL RIM. IT SLSO CAME OUT OF THE ENTIRE RIM. I WALKED TO THE CORNER ABOUT 100 FT. AND LOOKED DIRECTLY INTO THE CRAFT,IT HAD A SMALL CIRCULAR ROOM, THE ENTIRE WALL WAS NOTHING BUT WHITE LIGHT IT JUST HUNG THERE MOTIONLESS W/ NO SOUND. ALL POWER OF STREET LIGHTS & NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE LIGHTS WENT OUT.OTHER NEIGHBORS' LIGHTS WERE ALREADY OFF. I SAW 1 NEIGHBOR AT HER WINDOW DO NOT KNOW IF SHE CAME OUTSIDE. I STARTED WALKNG ALONG CURB WHERE THE CURVATURE OF BEAM ENDED. I LOOKED BACK 3 TIMES TO SEE IF IT HAD CHANGED OR MOVED IT'S POSITION. THE 3RD TIME I LOOKED BACK I WAS NO LONGER IN THE STREET I WAS IN THE NIEGHBOR'S YARD LOOKING STRAIGHT UP GREEN BEAM AS IT TAPPERED TOWARD CRAFT. I LOOKED DOWN AT MY FEET AND REALIZED WHERE I WAS AND WAS PETRIFIED.I RAN ACROSS THE STREET TO MY FRONT DOOR. I WOKE MY SON AND TOOK HIM TO THE WINDOW,HE LOOKED OUT AND SEEN THE GREEN HE RAN TO THE DOOR AND WANTED OUT. HE SAID "MOM I WANT TO SEE IT TAKE OUT" I HELD THE DOOR SO HE COULDN'T GO OUTSIDE. I TOLD HIM " SORRY I WOKE YOU UP YOU BETTER GO BACK TO BED" HE HAD JUST WENT IN THE HOUSE 10 MINS. EARLIER BEFORE I SAW THE UFO. HE SEEMED TO BE HALF ASLEEP SO I LOOKED AT THE CLOCK,IT WAS 3AND A HALF HOURS LATER. I CALLED THE RADIO STATION THE COMINTATOR ASKED ME IF I HAD SEEN ANY LITTLE GREEN MEN AND LAUGHED. I HUNG UP AND NEVER TOLD ANYONE,NO WITTNESSES.SOME OTHER DETAILS OF THE EVENT I LEFT OUT.ALWAYS LOOKED FOR THESE DETAILS IN OTHER CASES FOR THE LAST 28 YEARS.ONLY 1 HAS APPEARED.I! T WAS JO HN, THE AUSTRAILIAN PILOT. HE SAID SOMETHING ON HIS RADIO TO THE TOWER,THAT I ALSO SEEN. I WILL NOT DISCLOSE THIS NOW.