|Occurred : 9/24/2014 19:45 (Entered as : 9/24/14 19:45)
Reported: 9/24/2014 10:48:28 PM 22:48
Location: Collinsville, IL
|Rectangular shape over Collinsville
Was driving north on 157 when I noticed a bright light which I first thought was a C-5 that normally fly over to Scott Air Force Base some 15 miles to our east. As I got closer the light increased in intensity. Due to the low altitude I figured it had to be a police helicopter so I slowed down. As I drove under it it was banking to the east towards the tree line of the bluffs. What I briefly saw in about 3 seconds was a rectangular shaped object moving slowly with no apparent sound. The size was like holding a envelope at arm's length. Would estimate height at less than 300 feet.
It was huge! When it banked, the bright lights I first saw faded, and I could make out some faint but sharp led type of lighting on the perimeters and within object.
I turned around a sped south to see if I could spot it where the bluff are lower to east but had no luck. It almost looked like a flying super modern penthouse if that doesnt sound crazy. Not sure I saw all of it due to the lighting. Someone else had to have seen it.