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Occurred : 1/29/2008 19:00 (Entered as : 1/29/08 19:00)
Reported: 1/29/2008 11:33:01 AM 11:33
Posted: 2/14/2008
Location: Beecher, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:30 min +
BRIGHT lights, some fading in and out, forming a V on one night

My family and I had witnessed a UFO in broad daylight in May 2007 (listed on your website) and ever since then I have been looking in the sky not necessarily looking for something else to happen but observing and paying attention.

Beecher is located next to the town of Monee and very close to Chicago Heights, etc. and I have noticed several reports in the last couple of months. In particular, I was shocked that not more have been reported (regarding these crazy lights that fade and appear again) but I read the Monee report and felt relieved that someone else had been noticing this.

This has been going on for MONTHS and I just am now getting around to reporting this. Who else do you report this to?? At any rate, this is what I have been experiencing on a REGULAR basis.

I work in Kankakee and live in Beecher. Every night when I travel home, I take a certain route (typically I-57 North to the Peotone/Wilmington exit and then take Cicero [Rt. 50] North until I get to "Beecher Blacktop" Road and travel east on that road until I get to "Will Center" Road I believe it's called.

Since it is dark out where I live (mostly cornifelds and some houses but no street lights for long stretches at a time) I can see all the stars very clearly and helicopters on occassion or small aircraft flying along with commercial aircraft flying at higher altitudes in the distance.

I would say at least 2-3 times a week back in October, November, December of 2007 I have noticed these "lights" that appear in a "V" formation but are spread pretty far apart. It's like they are "pointing" towards the race track (Balmoral Race Track). The lights will sometimes be 2 or 3 and the most I have seen was around 7 lights that are very distinct and very bright. And then all of a sudden, it's like someone turns the lights out. But they fade out typically.

It is really hard to describe. The one night, I was on the phone with my boyfriend and I saw these BRIGHT lights that were not moving, they were not planes, the only thing I could think of was maybe a helicopter or two (or 6) but they were just hovering. Not making a sound. But when I pulled into the area where I live, I got out of the car and there was NO SOUND. I know when a helicopter is in the area because you can obviously hear it coming/going. There was NO SOUND coming from these lights and they were constant.

One light in particular (on this night back in October 2007) seemed to be "leading" the other lights. There was a dominant light and it remained constant in its shining and brightness. The other lights (from what I remember 6 others) had formed a "V" shape and it was perfect spacing and it was pointing towards the race track. One of the lights in the V formation would fade out slowly - completely disappear. Then another one would go out. Then another. Then one of the lights that "went out" would come back on. IT WAS SO STRANGE!!! Like I said, I was sitting on the phone with my boyfriend and he was asking me to tell him what they were doing. He said to stay there and observe them. I didn't like the feeling I was getting of "being watched" but I stayed and watched a little more. I knew they weren't stars as I know where all the stars are and how bright they are, etc. I couldn't stand it anymore and went in the house, all the lights in the sky remained where they were. Very weird.

Other nights when I have driven that route (traveling towards Balmoral race track in Crete, IL) the same thing would happen where there would be 2 or 3 lights one night, 3 or 4 the next night and then they wouldn't show up at all. The light would be VERY BRIGHT, constant, and then ALL OF A SUDDEN they would shut off.