The witness had just come home at 10:40 p.m. on July 17, 2018.
“Looked above my house at 45-degree elevation and saw bright light in the sky,” the witness stated. “Saw light move a little. It made me pay closer attention. As I watched the light it started descending. I thought was airplane crashing at first. As it came down it was like a leaf falling from sky fast. Halfway down, the light went out. Next thing I know spacecraft was hovering right in front of me. No sound. Stayed hovering for one minute then started moving away from me. No sound. Banked to the right. Made start-up sound swish noise. Took off so fast. Was gone out sight fast.”
A second witness filed as Case 93541.
“The time I got home around 10:40 p.m., I turned into my driveway with my boyfriend,” the witness stated. “I looked in the sky and saw the object. I said to him, ‘what is that?’ He said the same. I said maybe it’s a satellite. I parked. He got out to look at the sky. I stayed at truck getting stuff out. I heard him yelling ‘UFO!’ It startled me. I said, ‘what?’ about that time. I heard a noise like an engine starting. Ran beside the garage. That’s when I saw the object with the lights and the swoosh noise. Went above the trees and out of sight. I could feel the hair stand up on my neck. Scared me like I’ve never been scared before. It was hard to sleep that night. I’m scared to go outside at night by myself. It was life-changing.”
Illinois MUFON Field Investigators Barry Gaunt and Bill Kidd and State Director Sam Maranto closed this case as an Unknown Aerial Vehicle.