|Occurred : 1/16/2007 20:00 (Entered as : 01/16/07 20:00)
Reported: 1/16/2008 8:17:51 PM 20:17
Location: Caseyville, IL
|A triangle shaped low flying object was seen near Old Collinsville Rd in Caseyville, IL on January 16, 2007.
Nighttime on January 16, 2007. I was out walking my dog and I saw a very low flying object around 8- 8:30 PM. It was over a corn field near Old Collinsville Road. The object came towards me and I panicked and ran home. Then I went back out and from a distance observed the object. I don't see how this could be an airplane.
The object would go very low, then zoom high. I am not 100% sure of the shape, although it had 2 white headlights in front and a red flashing light on the side. I think it might have been triangle shaped. I think it was gray or silver, but it was dark outside. I thought it was a plane at first, but planes can't zoom up and down. About 30 minutes later I noticed lot's of other planes in sky and around 9:15 I noticed another object flying low. I am fairly sure it was a helicopter (sounded like one) and I think it was looking for the UFO. Two of the other planes were flying close together and I think they were also looking for / following the object. The helicopter flew around the area for at least 30 - 40 minutes and kept back tracking. The object I saw made no noise.
You might be interested to know that the Travel Channel did a special called UFO in Illinios and it was specifically about a UFO in this area back in January of 2000 or 2001. However, I wasn't looking for what I saw. I regret not getting in my car to follow the object, but I was alone and afraid. I'm sorry I can't provide more details.