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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/15/1997 23:00 (Entered as : June 1997 23:00)
Reported: 1/27/2010 1:59:00 PM 13:59
Posted: 2/14/2010
Location: Unknown Lake, IL
Shape: Triangle
Duration:8 minutes
Triangle craft over Illinois highway

It was late my son and I was driving on an illinois 4 lane highway that crossed over a large body of water. It was raining and heavy lightning.

During a very bright lightning strike I noticed a black triangle shaped craft moving slowly towards me about a football field above the highway. We were the only vehicle on the road.

I woke my son up to see the object just then the radio started to whine (I listen to AM radio stations) the lights of the vehicle went dim. I rolled down the window even though it was raining and try to hear any sounds the object was silent. Everytime a lightning strike took place I could see it much clearer each corner of the craft had a light (red, white and blue).

When the object came even with the hood of the car my car stopped dead on the highway. My son and I leaned out the window in the rain and watched it move right over top of us. It was huge I felt like I could touch it with my hand it was so low (illusion due to size)!

It eventually moved away and everything in my vehicle turned back on.

I still feel the amazing sensation of that encounter even today.

I was on a highway in a state I was not familiar with so I can't tell you the name of the nearest town but I remember the big lake very well.