|Occurred : 11/28/2009 22:50 (Entered as : 11/28/09 22:50)
Reported: 11/28/2009 9:42:41 PM 21:42
Location: Petersburg, IL
|Black, triangular UFO over a small central Illinois town.
Three of my friends and I were sitting outside on the trampoline in my backyard. We live downtown in Petersburg, IL. It's a very small town, but there are enough nearby shops and streetlights that light pollution can be fairly bad. Nevertheless, we are usually able to see stars and such, which makes stargazing on clear days (like this) one of our favorite pastimes.
It was just past 10:50 p.m. when my friend started pointing northwest in the sky and yelling "What is that?!" We all looked up and noticed three brownish objects gliding through the sky, forming a perfect triangle. For a second, I thought they might be birds, but they were way too still and uniformly spaced. They were also way to low, dimly lit, and fast to be any sort of aircraft I know. The triangle itself blended with the sky behind it, but my friend said he would see the stars behind it disappearing when the triangle passed under them.
It took maybe five, ten seconds to completely pass across the sky, and it was completely noiseless. My friends and I were amazed. A few minutes after it passed, I remembered the air force base about 30 minutes (by car) southeast of us - the direction that the Unidentified Flying Object was headed. I'm still looking to hear if anybody else noted these same sightings.