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Occurred : 11/16/2009 19:00 (Entered as : 11/16/09 19:00)
Reported: 11/16/2009 5:38:54 PM 17:38
Posted: 12/12/2009
Location: Monee, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:5-10 minutes
incredibly bright white solid light that hovered for 5-10 minutes then disappeared

I was driving home from work tonight from Bourbonnais and I take Rt. 50 (Cicero) North to get to my home town and I pass through Monee. I have seen more lights in Monee over the years than I have reported.

Tonight (while heading north on Rt. 50) there was a bright light that was LOW to the horizon, in fact it almost seemed like it was a low flying plane at about the 11:00 position from my vantage point. It was BRIGHT, the brightest light in the night sky and so I knew it was close and I honestly thought it would be flying overhead soon as I was driving quite fast.

I kept my eye on it while driving and it was stationary looking - it didn't rotate, it didn't zoom, it really just hovered or was moving very slowly I suppose. All of a sudden (after about me watching it for maybe 3-4 minutes) it zoomed upwards STRAIGHT upwards (about 6 inches from my vantage point - don't know how many miles that would be in the sky) and then stayed THERE for another couple of minutes. I figured it would be moving at some point but it stayed there and then turned off completely. just as if someone turned their headlights off, the light went OUT! I thought perhaps if it were a plane it would be going through the clouds and eventually come back out of the clouds - it never did. I watched that area and the light did not appear again. Whatever craft is able to just turn out the light, I'd like to know. And it was also a single solid BRIGHT white light.