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Occurred : 2/22/2005 17:30 (Entered as : 02/22/2005 17:30)
Reported: 6/3/2009 12:04:26 PM 12:04
Posted: 6/9/2009
Location: Rockford, IL
Shape: Other
Duration:4-5 minutes
ball shaped thing hovering at a low altitude that rose straight up and out of site within a minutes

The sighting happened at the time and day given while I was on my way home at the end of the work day as a route manager supplying first aid products to industries. It was mostly a clear evening with some clouds to the east and some moving in from the west in the distance of the highway I was traveling north bound on.

As I was at about at the 15-20 mile mark south of the town in live in I noticed a weird sight in the sky on the west side of the highway. I have always been interested in aircraft and very much in touch with the sky and those things that occupy it. I had seen the moon hang really low in the sky before in this part of the country and first thought it was weird for it to be out and so low this soon in the evening so I started staring at it. It looked like a planet or rock just suspended in the sky and as I stared ,it appeared to begin moving upward and just when I started thinking it could be the moon rising or something of a rational reason it rotated and a reflection of light from the setting sun bounced off of what appeared to be a bronze window or panel part of it.

I kept staring at it and trying to keep my vehicle in my lane while watching this thing as long as I can and every time I looked at the road in front of me and return my attention back to where it was just a few seconds ago, I had to find it again because it had moved higher each time.

I was excited and also trying to reason as to why it would be hear and then I realized that it was directly east of the nuclear power plant that was about 10-15 miles west of me and the highway I was on. It was as though the plant was being observed. It rose up without a sound vapor trail or anything and within a minute or so it was completely out of sight, straight up.