|Occurred : 1/10/2007 22:01 (Entered as : 01/10/07 22:01)
Reported: 1/10/2007 9:31:40 PM 21:31
Location: Inverness, IL
|Triangular shaped object see over Rt.14 - Rt. 68 in Inverness Illinois.
I am a physician, whose hobby is astronomy.
I was driving northbound on Ela road just south if Dundee Ave. tonight when I noticed an aircraft initially traveling southwest and banking leftward toward a south-southeasterly direction. The radius of these turns was small, and very smooth.
As the aircraft approached, I notices green wing-tip lights as opposed to the customary red left wing, green right wing tips. I wondered what kind of airplane this was.
As I continued to drive northbound I could see the shape of the craft via the light configuration. It had a triangular shape and appeared to be hovering and not moving across my field of vision as a regular airplane would do.
I rolled open my sunroof and heard no airplane prop or jet engine noises.
The craft then proceed to slowly move in a continuingly southeastern direction, at what seemed like a slow drifting motion. I then lost sight of it due to the tree-line.
The sky tonight is clear and cold...about 30 degrees. I'm not sure what it was. I would estimate that its altitude was approx. 2000-3000 ft. up.
I also noticed a centrally positioned red light in the middle of the undersurface of the craft.
I'm wondering if anyone else saw this object tonight.
My sighting lasted about 60 seconds. Closest intersection is Il. Rt 14 and Dundee Rd. @ 10.00 p.m..