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Occurred : 7/1/1985 18:00 (Entered as : 07/01/85 18:00)
Reported: 2/14/2015 8:43:12 PM 20:43
Posted: 2/20/2015
Location: Groveland, IL
Shape: Disk
Duration:1 minute
1985 GROVELAND, ILLINOIS UFO - FLYING SAUCER

I was about 10 years old and my little sister was about 5. We were watching TV during the summer, at dusk, in my parents bedroom. The bedroom is on the upper level of the house and completely walled with windows. I saw a HUGE SAUCER-SHAPED UFO slowly spinning with red and yellow flashing lights out the window. We sprang off the bed to get a closer look out of the window. It was slowly lowering straight down behind the house and trees on the other side of the small pond in our backyard. It was the same width as the house it was hovering by, so I know it was actually bigger than the house being that it was "landing" behind it in the empty field of what has now been developed into the "Stonegate" subdivision. We were so excited and ran out to the landing to look down into the living room to tell our folks to get up and go see the "flying saucer" outside. But Mom was asleep on the couch and Dad promptly blew us off with a wave of his hand in disbelief. We ran back into the bedroom to keep watching, but the UFO had either landed out of sight or had gone. I've told a few people over the years and my sister has forgotten for the most part I think. It's burned into my memory forever.