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Occurred : 8/21/2004
Reported: 10/1/2005 7:09:52 PM 19:09
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Tinley Park, IL
Case Summary For Tinley Park,Illinois

From Sam Maranto,SSD MUFON and Mark Rodeghier Phd,Director CUFOS 04/23-24/2004,08/21/2004,10/31/2004

In the past 13 months all reports requesting investigations have been contacted and interviewed they were recieved from NUFORC, MUFON, CUFOS, CUFORT, the media, direct emails, referrals, phone calls,etc.

A very conservative estimate is that well in excess of 100 people have been interviewed. No less than 14 videos have been reviewed in great detail in addition to numerous photos.

As one can imagine, this has resulted in a tremendous volume of information, and the number of witnesses is still growing. New footage is also being recieved. In addition,there is a chance that some of these events may be contaminated with some hoaxes.

Therefore, we can only conclude the following for the moment:

Genuine unusual craft (UFO) have been seen and recorded in the Tinley Park area and others on one or more of the above dates. They were seen,collectively, by thousands of witnesses and reported by hundreds. This may very well be one of the best documented mass sightings.

Please allow the time for scrutiny to assure its value.

Thank You, Mark Rodeghier, CUFOS and Sam Maranto,MUFON

((NUFORC Note: Submitted by Mr. Sam Maranto, Field Investigator for the Illinois Chapter of the MUTUAL UFO NETWORK, State Director, Mr. Dave Marler. We express our gratitude to Mr. Sam Maranto, and to all the other investigators, who have conducted follow-up investigations into the three sightings in the vicinity of Tinley Park, IL, and surrounding communities, on August 21, 2004; October 31st, 2004; and September 30, 2005. PD))