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Occurred : 7/13/2001 04:00 (Entered as : 7/13/01 4:00)
Reported: 7/14/2001 04:24
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Beloit, WI
Shape: Other
Duration:until sunrise
One big white light and 2 smaller ones on it's side

This is the second time that I have seen this particular sighting. The first time I saw it I thought it was strange but blew it off simply as stars. However, since I've seen it again, thought it might be worth sharing. Not really sure if it is a UFO per se, but it is definately not like anything I've seen before. Would love it if someone could explain what it is. Around about the same time it was before, 4:00-4:30 a.m., I went outside for a smoke because I was having problems sleeping. Outside, over I 43 west of Beloit, going towards Milwaukee, there was one very big extremely bright and intense white light in the sky and a smaller light on it's lower right side, stationary in the sky. I noticed it right away because as I stepped outside the garage it was located directly in front of me. I looked around to see if there were any other "stars" in the sky, because the sun was about to come up and I was surprised to see such a huge bright light at that time of the day. As I turned back around, to look at the bright light and the smaller one, I saw another smaller white light coming from the east side of the big bright light moving west towards it. (It was small like the other light on it's lower right side.) When it got in a position to where it made all the three lights form a triangle, it stopped. Maybe 2 minutes after that, (still smoking so it wasn't that long)I heard and saw an airplane fly towards the smaller light that had just recently moved towards the big light. As the airplane got closer to the light, the bright light in the center, changed shapes, it got oblonged and grew 2 armlike looking things from it (like a stick person without the legs). While it was doing this, the light got really intense. The airplane went around it. Then, not more than 1 or 2 minutes later (still smoking the same cigarette), another airplane to the right of me this time came from behind me, and flew towards the triangle and again, when it got close, the big light in the middle got oblonged and the arms came out, and the brightness increased. The airplane flew past it. I came inside the house but went back out just before the sun came out (about 45 minutes later) to see if it could be seen in the day light. When the sun came out, I could still see it. (It was that bright!) But it didn't stay long. It got smaller and smaller and just disappeared, in a matter of seco! nds. If anyone lives along, or near the I 45 freeway between Beloit and Milwaukee Wisconsin, check it out, it's a neat sight. Like I said this is the second time that I have seen it, and both times were early in the morning around 4:00-4:30 a.m. before sunset.