|Occurred : 3/18/2001 21:30 (Entered as : 03/18/01 21:30)
Reported: 3/18/2001 21:20
Location: Rockford, IL
|At about 21:30 this evening, I observed six orange lights in the eastern sky over Rockford, IL.
At about 21:30 this evening, I observed six orange lights in the eastern sky. I was standing in my driveway which is roughly ten miles southwest of Rockford, IL, and saw six lights low on the horizon over Rockford. They were orange in color, about the size of a bright star and looked to be almost stationary. They were in what appeared to be two, side by side trianglar formations, with three lights in each formation. The light to my extreme right started blinking rapidly much in the manner of a stobe light. After about three to five miniutes, the lights faded to black while moving slightly to my left. They seemed to be moving away from me to the east or northeast. Channel 17 News (WTVO) at Ten (22:00)reported that lights were being seen over Rockford, including one report of "a light hovering over North Main street."
((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness at some length, and he seemed to be an exceptionally capable observer. PD))