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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/24/2000 01:24 (Entered as : 11/24/00 01:24)
Reported: 12/4/2000 08:39
Posted: 12/9/2000
Location: Burlington, IL
Shape: Circle
Duration: 10 seconds
White disk in Burlington

The disk can only be described as being of circular in shape with a dome shaped feature on the top which was clearly distinguishable, similar to the photos shot in the early fifties. This was viewed on a beautifully clear night, which was the only reason I was looking at the sky. The disk appeared from nowhere and was searing white and moved incredibly fast toward the horizon approximately 10 miles away from my view point at which point it began to slow it's acceleration and then dissapeared behind the horizon. I would like to state for the record of credibility that I am an avid sky watcher, have taken a course in Astronomy, which was self-study, and live in the O'hare airport area, so I have extensive knowledge in the arena of sky watching with numerous jetliners and personal bi-planes and lear jets in sight as well. Although it did not display any physics-defying manuevers it was extremely fast, much faster than any other flying craft that I have ever seen. This was a brief encounter, but I must say that it was unmistakable for any other craft and was simply too large for any asteroid and there were no known comets for the night so my conclusion would be that it was an unidentified flying object.