The witness was driving eastbound along Route 80/94 at the state line between Illinois and Indiana at 7:19 p.m. on August 10, 2018.
“This is a route that I take every Friday at approximately the same time,” the witness stated. “I noticed to the north of my location a couple of miles earlier the rain clouds in the sky and how they were breaking apart and the evening sun was poking through the clouds. Conditions to the east were mostly cloudy. As I glanced to the north, I noticed the strange object from its broad side. It was approximately a half-mile away from my location and appeared to be turning to its left, heading east. The broad side of the object had approximately three different sections along its otherwise flat, dull gray exterior. I was traveling at approximately 50 mph through this stretch of the interstate and the object remained in view for approximately two minutes, so it moved from my left to in front of me, then to my right and eventually out of my range of sight. The object never got any closer to me than a half-mile and moved under the cloud cover. It would hover and then make small turns to the right or left, showing its broad side and its narrow side, which looked like the letter I. It would stay vertical the entire time I viewed it.
“If you travel this corridor you know that cell phone usage while driving in Illinois is illegal, but not in Indiana. I was getting my phone to check my messages when the sighting occurred. I took a few photos through a dirty and cracked windshield – sorry. I did catch something when I zoomed in on the photos. Take a look at them and come to your own conclusions. I cannot explain it.”
Indiana MUFON State Section Director James Wolford closed this case as an Unknown Aerial Vehicle.