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Occurred : 1/1/2008 23:00 (Entered as : 01/01/08 23:00)
Reported: 6/3/2013 4:10:14 PM 16:10
Posted: 7/3/2013
Location: Bloomington, IL
Shape: Unknown
Duration:15 seconds
Bright Vertical Light Beams (no visible craft)

Witnessed a bright, vertical beam of light on two occasions in rural areas of Central Illinois. I would estimate both to be around 10 yards wide.

c. 1996 (Mackinaw, IL 60 seconds, from 1/2 mile away.)

2008 Winter (Bloomington, IL 15 seconds, from 1/4 mile away.)

Immediately after the second sighting, I searched the internet and didn't find any close matches.

Recently, I thought about searching again and found what appear to be 2 exact video matches and 1 written match.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5W1GFpuUTc&sns=em

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNiJ_UeVkSo&sns=em

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090127231931AAWjFcb

Any credible theories out there, either man-made or other?


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date is approximate. PD))