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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/1/2005 23:00 (Entered as : 09/01/2005 23:00)
Reported: 9/3/2005 11:50:19 AM 11:50
Posted: 9/15/2005
Location: Lemont, IL
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 15min.
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object emitted beams
Bright light observed hovering above the refinery and then changed directions twice as it flew off to the north.

The fifst thing I noticed was a bright light aimed in the direction I was coming from. Instead of pulling in to my house I kept going towards it. I was traveling west on New Ave. towards the refinery which it was hovering above. It moved slightly to the left and right like it was trying to get a good look at something in the refinery. As I got closer(within a couple of blocks)it started to move south. When it got about a mile away it started to move directly east,accelerating as it went. I turned around in the road and started back east on New Ave. Then it really started to pick up speed as I saw it through the trees. For a second or two it looked like it was landing like a small plane. We finally caught up with it when it gained altitude and started to head north. As it came directly over us I pulled over and shut the van off. I tried to see if it would make an idetifiable sound. Absolutely nothing was heard. As it was passing over us I noticed some different colored lights blinking in a random fashion.It appeared to be about 100 ft. in the air,not very high for a plane.We have a Coast Guard helicopter that flies up and down the I&M canal on a daily basis,and we can always hear it coming, so that was not it. It continued north out of sight and that was it.