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Occurred : 7/4/1976 23:59 (Entered as : 07/04/76 0:00)
Reported: 4/11/2013 10:30:48 AM 10:30
Posted: 5/15/2013
Location: Taylorville, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:2 to 5 minutes
4--20 year old males--encountered a UFO with 2 amazing lights, with instant speeds---in the country.

My UFO incident, 1976, July 4th, Midnight: While in the country and driving into town, 4 of us in 2 separate vehicles saw an almost Moon sized light moving fairly close (100-200 yd's. away)---in front of us and in a horizontal manner at 1 mph. My friend, the driver, had to hit me on the shoulder several times so I would look at “It”....apparently, I was in a trance, and at first, I could not look at the huge perfectly circular amber light just ahead of us.

Finally, I observed it long enough to see exactly what it was---it was, a UFO! Then, in an instant, the big light went out and 2 comparatively smaller cobalt blue zig-zag flames, like lightning bolts appeared---while my eyes followed their very quick vertical assent---they then, instantly disappeared at the blink of an eye, virtually, at the speed of light, and, it was all gone.

I never saw a Craft, just those 2 amazing lights!

((NUFORC Note: If the sighting occurred after the fireworks, it would have been 24:00 hrs., not 00:00 hrs. PD))