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Occurred : 12/28/2016 05:00 (Entered as : 12/28/2016 05:00)
Reported: 12/28/2016 7:32:18 AM 07:32
Posted: 12/30/2016
Location: Multiple, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:2 hours
3 objects spotted separately, shaft of light aimed at one of them.

Having never seen anything like this before, I feel like I may be a bit crazy. I have been watching a lot of Ancient Aliens and listening to Coast To Coast nightly, but that fact has no bearing on what I actually saw this morning.

I am a truck driver, and I drive the same route every night, which takes me from Bloomington, Illinois, up Interstate 39 to Plover, Wisconsin, and back. This gives an idea of approximately where I may have been in relation to towns or cities, as I wasn’t exactly sure what towns are around the objects I saw. I do know that the first one was seen in southern Wisconsin, close to the border, probably around the 170-mile-marker or so, before getting on the toll way.

As I have not seen anything like this, it’s difficult to describe, but I will admit that the first and third objects could have easily been airplanes seen from a distance, but I do not think they were. All three objects were orange in color, all seen from a distance as I was driving, so I couldn’t keep my eyes fully trained on them.

The first one, which was seen around 4:30 A.M. CST, at first did look like it was possibly an airplane coming in for a landing, as it was descending, but when it did a zigzag movement while in descent, I realized I may have seen something not operated by humans. I know that some military airplanes could pull off a zigzag pattern, but the way it moved while also descending was a bit strange. I spent 4 years in the Marine Corps, and being an air winger, I frequently witnessed maneuvers by Hornets, EA-6Bs, Harriers, Ospreys, and others. I never saw any of those things, including helicopters, do anything like what I saw. Eventually, it got too low and was hidden behind the tree line of the Interstate. I tried to keep an eye out for it to pop up again, but it didn’t.

The second object was much higher in the night sky, around 5:15 A.M. CST, and was much further away from me than the first was. I was driving south, and I first saw it almost directly in front of me. It seemed at first to be moving very slowly east, then sped up a bit. Up until this point, I didn’t think the first object was enough to file a report, as I stated that it could have easily been an airplane, even with the odd zigzag move, but what happened while watching the second one actually astonished me quite a bit. After it sped up a bit, I saw a quick shaft of light. This light was not bright or flashy, and it only lasted a split second, maybe a quarter of a second at the most. It was like a lightning bolt, but rather than going from the ground to the sky, this bolt came from the sky and was aimed directly at the craft. Also, it wasn’t jagged like a bolt of lightning, but rather it was straight, like something was beamed from space to the craft. I have never hear! d or read of anyone seeing anything like this before, so maybe I really am crazy. Anyway, after this beam to the craft, it kept on moving in an easterly direction and I lost it as it kept going.

The third object was spotted around 5:45 A.M. CST, and this was the least eventful of the three. I also saw this one coming from the south, or at least that’s where I spotted it since I was driving south. This one traveled at a leisurely pace for the most part, speeding up one time, but slowing back down soon after. This one didn’t do anything odd, but also went in an east direction, where I lost it in the twilight of the rising sun.

Honestly, of the three things I saw, I really don’t know if any of them was actually extra terrestrial, but they could be. That’s why I wanted to report them. I’m truly interested if anyone else saw the shaft of light to the second craft I saw, or if anyone has ever reported such a thing before.