|Occurred : 10/6/2005 21:30 (Entered as : 10-06-05 21:30)
Reported: 10/7/2005 10:29:39 AM 10:29
Location: Bartonville, IL
|I was driving home on I-474 headed towards Pekin IL, when I saw this very bright object making a sharp turn from the west to north. Thinking it was a plane since the Greater Peoria Airport is a mile or so due west of it thought it was a plane. Just jokeing around with myself I said "O look a space-ship" and started laughing.
But then I thought that every plane I had ever seen in that area (and having been on a plane in that area) They dont fly out of the airport in that direction but fly into the airport in that direction. As I was coming up to the bridge to cross the Illinois River IT was just there in the sky about a few hundered feet off the ground. IT wasn't moving at all. IT had 3 very bright lights on the front that looked straight accross when viewed from the front but at a side ways glance it was a triangle shape with very bright lights that covered the whole back underbelly. IT also had a red blinking light not as bright as the white lights though under the left side of IT.
The last thing that was very strange was on the back left side there was a huge yellow bag hanging off if IT. Almost like a hot air ballon but smaller. U could see no flame in it and it was very defined. Once I drove across the bridge I turn it the gas station and u can see across the river towards Bartonville IL, and nothing. I then drove back over the bridge and if was a plane I would of still been able to see it going towards the airport and still nothing. What was also out of place was that there was alot of traffic in the air from the west and I believe the southwest. We don't get a whole lot of planes in the air at the same time from what I seen living here my whole life. Well to let u know to I am a believer and I am not someone who looks for strange aircraft in the day or night time sky's ever, but I know what I saw and others had to of seen it too since the Highway was littered with cars, vans, semi's and what not.
Sincerely, Very freeked-out.