|Occurred : 8/18/2000 21:00 (Entered as : 08/18/2000 21:00)
Reported: 12/2/2003 12:35:42 AM 00:35
Location: Dupo, IL
Duration:approx. 20 mins
|The object hovered directly in front of us and appeared to be watching US!
My 6 year old daughter and I were waiting for a train at a railroad crossing and there was an older gentleman in the truck in front of us. I was looking at the evening sky and when I looked through the top of my windshield, I noticed 3 lights in the sky. At first, I thought maybe it was a helicopter because the lights were hovering. The longer I watched the more uneasy I became. I got out of my van and went to the truck in front of me to ask if anyone was seeing what I was. The man I spoke with said that "yes, I'm seeing it too" before I could even get the question out of my mouth. We watched it even after the train had passed because I wanted to listen for any sounds, but there weren't any. It appeared to be dark in color and sort of diamond-shaped, only it had six sides. I would say it was approximately 75 yards in length. There were 3 lights that went across one end in the form of a triangle. The gentleman in the truck took off after nervous conversation so I left too because I didn't want to be alone. I headed for Wal-Mart like a bat-out-of-hell and I didn't look up any more. There were 8 people standing in the parking lot looking in the direction that I came from and when I pulled up I asked them what they were looking at and they described it to me just as I had seen it! They said that it took off and went straight up into the air and then it was gone. It was a very long night for me, indeed. I told a few friends and my husband (a skeptic) and I don't want to experience it ever again. I did not have a good feeling about the experience at all.
((NUFORC Note: Report will be forwarded to Dave Marler, IL State Director/MUFON, for possible follow-up. PD))