|Occurred : 1/11/2001 21:15 (Entered as : 01/12/01 21:15)
Reported: 1/12/2001 21:57
Location: Rockford, IL
|A number of orange/yellow lights appeared and began moving erratically in two groups.
At approximately 9:15pm (CST) a number of orange/yellow lights appeared in the sky in eastern Rockford. I first saw a group of 7 that were moving slowly, but not falling -- they were moving laterally. After a few minutes, a number of Rockford residents (hundreds) had pulled off the side of the road to watch the phenomenon. There was also a second group of about 18 circles that appeared and began moving east. Our local police department had over 100 calls, and the local news and TV media still have not determined what caused the lights. The lights were just below cloud level (which was high that night).
((NUFORC Note: We believe the correct date should be 11JA01. PD))