|Occurred : 9/22/1990 19:00 (Entered as : 09/22/1990 19:00)
Reported: 5/27/2005 11:59:12 AM 11:59
Location: Champaign, IL
|Black silhouette in twilight sky, almond shaped UFO moving N to S at constant speed and low altitude
While walking out of K-mart I looked up at flock of birds in the twilight sky. Above/beyond the birds I noticed an object slowly moving northward. It immediately gave me chills because it didn't look like any flying vehicle I'd ever seen (and since I grew up in Wichita KS I've seem them all).
For a moment I thought it might be a stealth fighter, since the nation was gearing up for the first Iraq war at the time, but the object had no wings or rotors or wheels, just a smooth oval (almond or maybe flattened egg) shape, slightly narrower in front, with a small oval bump on top.
I couldn't determine surface details since the sun was down and I could only see a black silhouette against the sky. It made no noise, there were no lights.
When I first saw it, it was about 45 degrees up, to the west. I estimate it was 20-30 feet wide, flying at approximately 1500' altitude moving north around 100mph (similar to a small private plane in size and speed).
I thought 'hey, I see YOU' and looked around at other people in the parking lot, no one else was watching it.
I observed it for a couple minutes until it disappeard over the horizon.
After getting home I phoned the local airport and asked if they had any strange radar images or if anyone else had reported a UFO. They acted like I was crazy so I didn't bother to notify the police.
I considered the posibility that it might have been some type of balloon but it was moving much faster than the wind that night.
Observer info: Faculty member at the University of Illinois