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Occurred : 1/25/2001 23:15 (Entered as : 01/25/01 23:15PM)
Reported: 1/26/2001 07:43
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Machesney Park, IL
Shape: Triangle
Duration:15 MINUTES
COULD SEE HIGH INTENSITY LIGHTS (3) FROM 2 MILES. TOO HIGH TO BE STREET LIGHTS AND TOO LOW TO BE AIRPLANE. TRIANGLE 1 WHITE LIGHT ON EACH POINT, 1 ELONGATED RETANGLE RED LIGHT ON BACK CENTER ALMOST COVERING HALF OF OBJECT. OBJECT SEEMED TO BE STANDING STILL. AS I GOT CLOSER IT WAS HOVERING OVER AREA AND SEEMED TO MOVE SLOWLY IN A SOUTH EASTERN DIRECTION. IT WAS WHEN I WAS TRAVELING IN THE SAME DIRECTION THAT I COULD SEE THE SHAPE. IT WAS DARK IN COLOR BUT COULD ONLY SEE SHAPE. THE LIGHTS WERE INTENSE. I TURNED WEST AND TRAVELED ABOUT 1 MILE AND SAW #2 TRAVELING SOUTH WESTERN DIRECTION WITH THE SAME INTENSE LIGHTING, SAME HEIGTH IN SKY. I THEN TURNED NORTH AND #3 CAME OUT ABOVE MY SUB DIVISION SLOWLY AND HOVERED OVER MACHESNEY MALL WHICH WAS RIGHT NEXT TO ME. I STOPPED AND WATCHED FOR A COUPLE MINUTES AND PROCEEDED AROUND THE CORNER TO MY HOME. WHILE STOPPED THE OBJECT SEEMED TO JUST STAND STILL IN THE SKY. WATCHING FROM MY DRIVE I COULD SEE THE OBJECT SLOWLY MOVING SOUTH. WHEN I WENT INTO MY HOME I COULD STILL SEE THE LIGHTS. ALL 3 OBJECTS LOOKED IDENTICAL. COULD NOT SEE ANY DETAIL ON OBJECT. NOISE WAS LIKE A LOUD STEADY HUM LIKE FROM A HUGE ELECTRIC MOTOR.