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Occurred : 6/1/1976 18:00 (Entered as : 1976 18:00)
Reported: 1/26/2007 6:53:07 PM 18:53
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Fayetteville, IL
Shape: Triangle
Duration:20 min
20 min encounter with quite a machine

I was 16, my father and I were on a short trip to pick up his car from a shop in Muscota Illinois, we were on 4 hwy. We were crossing the Kaskaskia River bridge, looking to the East, I saw what looked like a new bridge being built... lights lit up the river and the trees lining the banks maybe 1/8 of a mile up river, there was an expance from bank to bank. we made the left turn in Fayetteville ( a very small burg with omly a few blocks in all directions)as we started out of town ( my dad driving)I looked to my left and what I thought was a bridge project was now rising out of the river bottom and heading our way, the lights on the thing went out with only what appeared to be "cab" lights, the sky was clear but dark only lit by the lights of St Louis and Belville Ill. It was black on dark you could see the shape but see no detail, as we made the trip this thing paced our speed and direction from 50 mph to 75 and once we stopped to see what it would do... it stopped we shut the car off and watched for a moment, it just remained there waiting, well we had to pick up a car and there really was nothing we could do about"it" so on we went, as we pulled into the repair shops lot the craft when overhead and headed in the direction of Scott AFB.The craft was large maybe 200' on all sides, it's flight was around 500'up and it did not make a sound. We saw it and It seen us. contact me, I have more