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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/15/2010 17:00 (Entered as : 07/15/10 17:00)
Reported: 3/4/2015 1:59:12 AM 01:59
Posted: 3/6/2015
Location: Mokena, IL
Shape: Triangle
Duration:2 minutes
I saw 5 red, quick moving craft in formation before disappearing.

I worked at a local restaurant in Mokena. I was in charge of cleaning and closing up the store. It was getting close to closing time when I went out back to take out the garbage. On my way back into the store I saw 3 strange red lights flying north above LaGrange road.

At first, I thought it was one giant craft in the shape of a triangle. But I waited for the formation to pass under some stars, and when the stars didn’t black out like I had expected, I realized that it was 3 craft flying synchronized in a triangle formation. I knew what I was seeing because I’d seen the videos before and watched some UFO documentaries. I may not necessarily believe in aliens, but I knew what I was seeing was unexplained.

I immediately ran inside to grab any witness I could. I was shouting, “Hurry, It’s a UFO come on! It’s those ones you see on TV!” Only my co-worker ((male name deleted)) came out to see. He recognized the formation too and tried to record it on his iPhone, but it was dark and! nothing showed up on the video.

Another co-worker of ours came out too, but by then 2 of the 3 red lights had faded away, so it didn’t seem like anything extraordinary to him.

I resumed closing up the store. I was quite shaken up and even told some customers about what I had seen.

About 15 minutes later, I was outside again taking more garbage out, when I saw 2 more red. These 2 lights weren’t flying in any formation and they were flying much faster than the first 3 I had seen. They were traveling the same route: North up LaGrange road curving East over I-80. It seemed as though the 2 were trying to catch up to the other 3 lights.

Before I went home, I stopped at the BP gas station located at LaGrange and 191st st. There were to Mokena police officers in there, and I was so shocked by what I had seen, I even had the nerve to ask the police officers if they had heard about any UFO sightings, at the risk of sounding crazy. They didn’t hear anything and I did get the feeling they thought I was crazy.

I later found out that there happened to be multiple famous UFO sightings really close by in Tinley Park.

I’m only now reporting this because I had recently been watching a documentary that put a few more pieces together for me, and I hope this information may be able to do the same for someone else.


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