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Occurred : 4/22/1987 23:30 (Entered as : 04/22/87 23:30)
Reported: 8/29/2000 04:20
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Rockford, IL
Shape: Sphere
Duration:15 Mins
Huge Orange Shaped sphere hovering about the ground about 3 feet.

Every night I use to drive my girlfriend home using the same path. Harrison to S. Main, S.Main to olgeby road. Down this road to Peripont to auburn to her house. I made this trip almost every night for about 4 years. On Olgeby road there are a few house, and a Large Milk plant, most of the houses are farm houses and are surrounded by corn fields. It was Early spring so th fields were just soil. I had made the trip to her house, dropped her off, and was on my way back home same path back just in reverse, I turned onto olgeby road and started to head down it, thise road is only about 2 miles long before it hit's S.Main. It has so small hills heading up east and would be heading downward west. So the road was higher in places, well as I topped the largest hill, I slammed on my breaks, because to the right of me about 35 feet tall there was this HUGE and I mean Huge Orange sphere hovering above the ground over the empty cornfield. I stood there gazing at it out my passenger window. I wasn't really scared just shocked that there it was just hovering there, there was no sound, and the light from it was lighting up about 50 feet around it. I finally stepped out my car and began to look over the top of the car at it. He just sat there, I watched it for a good 15 mins before I became spooked and felt like getting out of there. My Brother lived about a mile down the street off of S.Main so i drove like a bat out of hell, got him in the car we went back and the object was gone. I would estimate it's size to be from 60 to 70 feet tall, and least 120 foot round. It wasn't smooth it had what looked like panels, but the seams couldn't be seen. Couple days later my brother called me and told me he had seen what i discribed floating over the river while crossing the harrison streey bridge. Just for the record i didn't experience any time loss, or haven't had any physical side affects from this. I also seen those large Orange balls in the sky back in Feb. And you know what, if you asked me i'd say they were the same thing. Just tonight I remembered seeing that object that night because of the recent sightings here in Rockford, I think they are connected, and I don't care what officals say about it. People ask me why I am saying something about it now? Well because back then i was a teenager, and besides my brother. My mom, girlfriend, and friends say i was making it up. I am older now, and i know for a fact it was real, and i know what i encountered.