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Occurred : 11/9/2005 17:30 (Entered as : 11/09/05 17:30)
Reported: 2/22/2006 9:00:10 PM 21:00
Posted: 3/11/2006
Location: Mt Carmel, IL
Shape: Unknown
Duration:5 minutes
Flashing lights from a huge object in a sky behind cloud cover

My wife and I were on our way home from work, having to cross a bridge into the city of Mt. Carmel. We were carrying on a conversation when my wife interupted and asked me what the blinking light outside my passenger window was in the sky. I figured since it was in the sky it was a plane and ignored what she was looking at. Again, she asked me about the light and this time looking for it where she was pointing, it moved from us observing it from the passenger window of my car to the driver's side. Having caught my attention with the rapid rate of speed, what had me in awe was now it was stationary. We were unable to make out a shape due to the cloud cover, but the lights spread at a pattern to large to be a plane. They now appeared dirrectly above us as I drove into town. I found myself leaning as hard as I could on my steering wheel to observe these odd lights.

The lights burst through the clouds reminding me of powerful spot lights or explosions, except the lights would flash in the exact same position in different patterns. The lights appeared to be a fire orange, but again more as a powerful spot light not a flame. Going from two to six to four, it changed constently flashing a different number of lights every second.

I immediatley called a co-worker from my cell phone to see if he could see the ligths from the town to the east of us. Picking up his phone the first words were not hello, but "What are those lights in the direction of your house?". Soon after the phone call the lights disappeared from what I could see, but the co-worker could still see them. I had turned around with no luck of resighting the strange lights. The next day I spoke with the co-worker and he advised he had seen the same type of pattern of lights. The only difference was that he described them in an orb shape. Another co-worker had heard the conversation and said she had seen the same type of orb shape with the same description of lights. I still am curious as to what could have caused not only a huge area of lighting, but to be able to move at the witnessed speed of the lights. Especially to come to a halt after the rapid speed.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))