|Occurred : 3/15/2011 00:00 (Entered as : 03/15/11 0:00)
Reported: 8/10/2011 2:38:28 AM 02:38
Location: East Moline, IL
Duration:3 - 5 minutes
|2 glowing amber disks fly slowly overhead in different directions.
I should have reported this when it happened. I suppose some incredulity upon my part prevented me from doing so but as time has passed I can't seem to forget about it and upon looking up the NUFORC web site and seeing your request for reports of such sightings I have decided to make a report even though it is after the fact. As quite a bit of time has elapsed I can't remember exactly when it occurred. I do know that it was 2011 the end of Winter, early Spring. I can also not recall the time, although am fairly certain that it was between 10:00 PM and 2:00 AM. I had gone outside to make a trip to the nearby 7-11 and had noticed how remarkably crisp and clear the night was with the stars very visable. I decided upon returning to go and sit outside for awhile and stargaze.
I got out a lawn chair and before I could even sit down noticed an object directly above me. It was a disk-like glowing amber light flying from directly overhead to my 11 o'clock disappearing over the roof of my house to the north. I then noticed another object just like the first to my 3 o'clock flying south/ southeast which disappeared from sight behind the tree line. Both objects emitted a steady muted amber glow and flew at a constant velocity similar to the speed of a commercial airliner. The height of the objects was indeterminate. There were no flashing lights. Each object was roughly 1/8 the size of the full moon.