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Occurred : 8/26/2001 22:50 (Entered as : 08/26/01 2250)
Reported: 9/16/2001 23:59
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Bolingbrook, IL
Shape: Light
Red light stationary in sky while driving

While driving southwest towards bolingbrook, my girlfriend and i witnessed a red light stationary in the sky. The light was at least 5000 feet minimum, and the red color was of a quality i've not seen before. There was no strobing etc., just a solid red that was very vivid and unlike any conventional aircraft lighting i've seen. We had pulled over to establish if the light was stationary and it was. I could say with confidence this wasn't a star because it vanished after we drove out of tree cover. We watched this light for approximately 10 minutes. I have submitted this report based on the report given on jeff rense 9/11, even though i wasnt going to report this, in light of other reports i thought it would be helpful since the first thought is military based on current events and we witnessed this light on 8/26.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. The planet, Mars, would be in the southwest sky at 2230 hrs., and it would appear to be red in color. If the witnesses did not see TWO red objects in the southwest sky, I conclude that they probably were looking at Mars. PD))