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Occurred : 10/17/2004 20:29 (Entered as : 10/17/2004 20:29)
Reported: 10/18/2004 10:01:41 PM 22:01
Posted: 10/27/2004
Location: Sterling, IL
Shape: Formation
Duration:8-12 seconds
Soft glow not visible by unaided eyes, and absoultely no sounds, movment straight but swift lead objects changed.

Visible only via binoculars, using Swift 10X80, formation moving West to East diamond like formation but front objects starting changing positions, dropped down binoculars to get unaided eye sighting but not visible and then unable to relocate as moving swiftly. Had short body but very stuby but straight short wings on sides, but gave an unusal red like glow not lights but very soft glow completely around each object, and absolutely no sound !! These were almost directly overhead going from West To East direction. Just able to make out possible wings but more stick like feature than planes, and moving this quickly should have easily heard them, also the light (glow) was very unusual. For my location this was about 45 minutes AFTER ASTRONOMICAL TWILIGHT, so doubt if these were effected by twilight. If military should have heard them ??