|Occurred : 8/11/2010 23:40 (Entered as : 8-11-2010 23:40)
Reported: 8/12/2010 4:28:38 PM 16:28
Location: McHenry City, IL
|Unknown aircraft in northern Illinois
Saw an object last night that did not look like an aircraft. It looked to be flying around 10,000ft or so, not super high, but just high enough for me to not get a good look at it. Was very quiet.
It was in level flight, straight line coming from the direction of roughly west-south-west and flying east-north-east.
It got my attention because it had a light brigher that a normal aircraft and was coming my way. The light was a off-white color, almost yellowish. There were NO blinking lights on the craft like you would normally see on a normal aircraft. After it flew by, I could still see the bright light, but then I could make out 3 white lights in the rear. It was too dark to see the shape of the craft. Did I mention it was very quiet? Normally a craft flying overhead, you can see the blinking lights, and normally at that altitude you can hear the jet engines. I did not. All lights were an off-white to yellowish color, and I could not hear the engines. Looked to be traveling at normal speeds of a jet craft. Maybe 400-500mph.
People up near the Wisconsin border or even Kenosha may have seen it too if it kept going that direction.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))