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Occurred : 5/17/2001 15:00 (Entered as : 05/17/01 15:00)
Reported: 1/13/2009 8:43:31 PM 20:43
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Joliet, IL
Shape: Sphere
Duration:3 Minutes
Fifty foot across sphere about 60 feet above a busy street in a bright sunny day. but hidden in the trees of a park and golf course

This is in response to this report which I heard sometime in the summer on the coast to coast show while working the night shift.

Occurred : 5/17/2001 06:00 (Entered as : 5/17/01 6;00) Reported: 5/18/2001 08:23 Posted: 3/11/2003 Location: Bolingbrook, IL Shape: Sphere Duration: IT WAS DARK GRAY AND HOVERED IN ONE PLACE IN THE SKY FOR AWHILE ,AS IT HOVERED IT KIND OF WOBBLED ,THEN IT WENT UP HIGHER IN THE AIR AND TOOK OFF REALLY FAST IN THE DIECTION OF LAKE MICHIGAN AND IT WAS GONE.

I saw this low above the intersection of Jefferson and Essington Street from my part of town a block south , and thought at the time it was a new water tower. Due to the park I only saw the top third of the metal sphere and since they were building one to the south west of my home in Joliet I just thought they were buiding another one. Sphere from my distance away was about 50 feet in diameter.

I had to pick up a friend who was blind and take him to his doctor on Essington Road and thought I would see the new water tower. I of course did not see it, and had filed it away, until the program that summer.

May 17th is Norwegian Independence day and my brothers birthday, and being third generation Norwegian I could not forget the day.

Listening to your show tonight on the Jeff Rense show I decided I would look up the report from Bolingbrook which is 10 miles north of Joliet as the ufo flys, and it was that report in the summer of 2001 that woke me up to my missing water tower that day.

When I was four I saw my first Alien, he was a skinny ET the one in the movie that had to phone home, standing in my play room. A few months latter I saw my second, which in 1952 was not the same. The cover of Whitley Shriver's Communion was the first time I saw that grey big eye's who was looking in the window when I was looking out at a storm.

The third one was in 1996 in the winter when I woke up looking at this little dwarf like being, and before I blacked out I thought to myself, "I know you!" I had many experiences as a child, waking up with nose bleeds and screaming, that my mother remembers more of.

I just thought I would mention this and add it to your collection. I finally decided in the summer of 2001 that UFO's were real, and I have come to grips with growing up on a farm in the cornlands of Illinois.

You do a good job, and I thought at the time it was a few hours latter the Bolingbrook fellow had seen what I saw, either that morning or a few hours after I saw it.

Where it was you could only see the top as it was only about 50 feet over a busy intersection in broad daylight but in the trees of the park just off the road.

Thats all I can say about that one, however I have a friend who had an experience in my home in late 1996 early 1997, and that is another story.

Keep up the good work.


((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))