|Occurred : 5/8/2006 23:10 (Entered as : 05/08/06 23:10)
Reported: 5/10/2006 8:16:29 AM 08:16
Location: Bloomington, IL
|Series of stationary lights in the sky, unmoving and constant for apprx an hour and ten minutes.
At 11:10 pm on 05/08/06, I was at work and my wife phoned me from her place of employment to inform me that her fellow employees, and others at her place of work, were looking at an object in the sky. She asked if I could see the object from my worksite.
I was unable to leave my station for about 15-20 minutes, but other employees were already outside observing.
About 11:45 pm, I was able to leave my station and view the object. What I saw is as follows: I saw what appeared to be a configuration of lights that you would commonly find on a commercial passenger jet. A vague light at the front, much like an illuminated cockpit. A white strobe light underneath was pulsing. At what I considered to be the rear, a slightly larger constant light, not very bright, was the color of a slightly yellow moon.
Although there was nothing spectacular about what I was seeing, the most remarkable aspect of this sighting is that there was absolutely no motion or noise. The object did not appear to hover because this would infer that it was making adjustments in horizontal and vertical attitude. This object seemed to be set in the sky much the same as any radio tower or water tower light that you might observe. But, as my collegues and I were aware, there was absolutely no tower or fixed light in that area.
Between my colleagues and me, we viewed this object for about an hour and ten minutes.
When the first person at my site had to leave to go home, they saw the object as they were driving away, they looked down at the road, and looked back towards the object again, and it had disappeared. He then called us, we went back outside, and there was absolutely nothing in the sky.
The next morning, I phoned a local radio program, and asked if there were any other reports of sightings. They informed me that somebody had called at the same time that night, and reported seeing a "blimp."
((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness on three occasions about the sighting, and about his subsequent investigation of the event, and he sounded quite credible to us. PD))