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‘Illinois Sightings’

1940: Lost UFO Abduction of Geneseo, Illinois

THINK ABOUTIT ABDUCTION REPORT Date: summer of 1940 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Night Location: Geneseo, Illinois Urban or Rural: – No. of Entity(‘s): 3 Entity Type: Entity Description: short, hairy man-like creature of highly oriental cast – a pygmy Japanese, perhaps , which I think he was, one of the more primitive of the hairy Ainus who live in the northern islands of Japan.” Hynek Classification: CE-IV (Close Encounter IV) Abduction of the witness or other direct contact Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): circular Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: single Source: Full Report by Martin S. Kottmeyer Not long ago, an ufo researcher asked for help locating details about an ufo case he learned about… Read More

1952: UFO with Humanoids in Prospect Heights Illinois

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: May 1952 Sighting Time: 2250 Day/Night: Location: Prospect Heights Illinois Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-III (Close Encounter III) Close observation with animate beings associated with the object. Duration: 3-5 minutes No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): disc Color of Object(s): luminous Number of Witnesses: 1 Special Features/Characteristics: 3 Humanoid’s Source: Bob Runser for Cufos Summary/Description: Mrs. Ann Sohn looked out the window and saw a luminous disc shaped object hovering over the vacant lot beside her house. Along its side ran a row of square windows, and on top was a transparent dome; beneath it was a cloud of green glowing vapor. The body of the craft… Read More

1963: The Wayne City, Illinois Car Chase

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: August 4-5, 1963            BBU  Sighting Time: 11:30 PM Day/Night: Nighttime Location: Wayne City, Illinois Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-2 Duration: 4 hrs 30 mins,  total sighting time was 50-minutes No. of Object(s):  Size of Object(s): size as that of an automobile Distance to Object(s): few hundred feet Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): brilliant white to a duller or dimmer light with an orange tinge Number of Witnesses: 6 Source: NICAP Summary/Description: After a long UFO “dry spell” in the U.S., a sudden rash of sightings in 1963 in S. Illinois prompted the investigation by our NICAP team. The primary event of 1963 occurred on the Sunday evening of… Read More

1999: Abduction on Carlyle Lake

THINK ABOUTIT ABDUCTION REPORT Date: October 28, 1999 Sighting Time: Day/Night: night Location: Carlyle Lake, Illinois  Urban or Rural: -Rural No. of Entity(‘s): Multiple Entity Type: gray Entity Description: Hynek Classification: CE-IV (Close Encounter IV) Abduction of the witness or other direct contact Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: 1 Source: Filer’s Files # 20-2002 Full Report CARLYLE LAKE, KEYESPORT — During hypnosis of an October 28, 1999, abduction I was out boating on Carlyle Lake. I remembered the flight from the lake to the craft and getting a good view of our town from the air, and going through the floor of the UFO. The boat gradually moved over me and… Read More

2000: Illinois Triangle UFO Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date: January 5, 2000 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Night Location: Illinois Urban or Rural: Urban Hynek Classification: ND Duration: No. of Object(s): Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Triangle Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: David B. Marler, Illinois State Director, MUFON Journal No. 383 (March 2000) Summary: This famous UFO case involved the sighting of a huge unidentified triangular-shaped UFO by police officers and others in the early morning hours of January 5, 2000, over the state of Illinois. The officers, from a number of small Illinois towns, were able to track the unknown object and maintain radio contact with each other during the event. Their in-depth testimonies have been… Read More

2000: Oblong, Illinois Thee Orange Lights Coming Over The Tree-Line

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: Fall 2000 Sighting Time: 9:00 p.m. Day/Night: Night Location: Oblong, Illinois Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: 15 seconds No. of Object(s):  1 or 3? Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Orange lights. Number of Witnesses: 1 Source: Summary/Description: I was riding my bike home from a friends house when I saw three orange lights coming over the tree line beyond town. I would estimate they were 20 to 50 feet apart from each other. My first thought was that they were roman candles or flares but they just kept going up and stayed in a straight… Read More

2006: Disc Sighting in Northbrook, Illinois

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: May, 27, 2006 Sighting Time: 9:12 pm Day/Night: Dusk/Evening Location: Northbrook, Illinois Urban or Rural: City Hynek Classification: ND Duration: approx. total 35 seconds No. of Object(s):  3 Size of Object(s): The size of the discs probably were at least 100 feet or more Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Discs were white looking. The discs were not bright, but rather dull white appearance. They definitely were not lights. As a former pilot, I have a good idea what lights look like in the sky inifferent weather conditions. The outstanding observation of the white discs was that they all had some size, and were perfectly placed between each other and in front of each other,… Read More

2006: Illinois couple witness triangle over their home

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: October 20, 2006 Sighting Time: approximately 4:50 am Day/Night: early morning Location: Highland, Illinois Urban or Rural: -Rural Hynek Classification: CE1 Duration: 3-4 minutes. No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Approximately 120 feet, a fairly accurate estimate based on reference to a local grain silo which is 60 feet high. The object was estimated by both witnesses to be only twice the height of referenced silo. The object moved with extreme slowness, approximated 20 miles per hour. Size of Object(s): Approximately the size of a commercial airliner. Distance to Object(s): 120 feet Shape of Object(s): Triangular. Approx. 30 feet thick (viewed from side). Color of Object(s): Visible on the under surface were approximately 10-15 large, white, rectangular lights. ‘L’ reported that the lights were… Read More

2007: Silver saucer motionless over Grayslake, IL

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: January 17, 2007 Sighting Time: approximately 10:30 am Day/Night: morning Location: Grayslake, Illinois Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: DD Duration: 1 minute No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: hovering in the sky completely motionless at about 6000 feet.  Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): saucer/disk  Color of Object(s): Silver  Number of Witnesses: Single Source: NUFORC (National UFO Reporting Center), Peter Davenport, Director  Original Source Summary/Description: Silver saucer/disk shaped object hovering in the sky completely motionless at about 6000 feet. “It appeared about ½” in size [relative/angular] as I watched through the windshield. The object was saucer-disk shaped and very silver, the sky was clear and its definition crisp, no movement at all; it appeared as if someone held up a silver… Read More

1888: Sighting near Diamond Island, Illinois River, Illinois

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date:  September 1888 Sighting Time:   Day/Night:   Location:  Diamond Island, Illinois River, Illinois Urban or Rural: Urban  No. of Entity(‘s):  1 Entity Type:  form of a man Entity Description:   only occupant seemed to be the red ball of fire, but the next moment the watchers saw the crimson object gradually take the form of a man, and they saw him, too, dip the oars at regular intervals and pull a long, steady stroke. The man’s features were fully concealed by a wide-brimmed slouch hat which was drawn over his face. Hynek Classification:  CE-III (Close Encounter III) Close observation with animate beings associated with the object. Duration:   No. of Object(s):  1 Height &… Read More

2017: Oz Park, Chicago, Illinois Mothman Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date:  April 7 2017 Sighting Time:   Day/Night:  Night Location:  Lincoln Park neighborhood in the city of Chicago, Illinois  and live about 1 ½ blocks from Oz Park. Urban or Rural: – Urban No. of Entity(‘s):  1 Entity Type:  giant half man, half bird kind of thing Entity Description:  I saw a large man, probably 7 feet or taller standing on the ground. It was solid black, but what really stood out were the large, and I do mean large pair of wings that were folded behind him. These wings stood taller than the man by at least a foot and a half and jutted out of his back. It was about 7 feet tall, and… Read More