|Occurred : 7/3/2014 23:15 (Entered as : 07/03/14 23:15)
Reported: 4/24/2018 6:30:24 AM 06:30
Location: Niles, IL
|State policeman and two oters observed large lights that looked like on a water or tower, but no tower.
State police sergeant on patrol on a side street observed (2) pulsing round red lights in the SW sky, one on top of the other, which appeared to be a cell or water tower in the vicinity of Maryhill Cemetery. There are no such structures in that area. The objects began moving slowly from W to E, one slightly behind the other. He parked his squad car and shut off the engine and all lights, and got out. The objects were much farther away and larger than originally thought. There was no sound in the relatively quiet night air. The objects glided eastbound, slowly and deliberately, were basketball-sized spheres, approximately 5-times the size of the strobe lights on an airplane, with a shimmery white halo completely circling the sphere. The red light was unlike anything he had ever seen, having a pulsating, almost "liquid" or "living" appearance, and glowing, rather than piercing the night sky. When the first craft was almost directly in front of his line of s! ight, the spheres both suddenly "receded" quickly up and into the western sky, but much higher. There were two other witnesses close by and he talked with them. They verbally confirmed that what we had seen had not been fireworks or flares of any kind, but were definitely very large, unidentifiable aircraft.
Twenty minutes or so prior to this sighting, he was unable to connect to the internet on both his Blackberry cell phone or his in-car Panasonic Tough Book Laptop with Verizon air card. Five minutes after the spheres ascended out of sight, both were back online. He did not think to take photos of the craft because the camera on his Blackberry produces very poor quality photos. Sev mins. (MUFON 57602)