The witness received a phone call from a brother three miles west at 9:50 p.m. on August 10, 2018, asking him to look west for two red orbs hovering in the sky.
“I stepped out of my front door and there were the two red orbs hovering in the sky around airplane elevation,” the witness stated. “At this time, I ran back inside my home and told my wife and kids to come outside so all six of us could witness orbs. We took pictures and tried to take video, but the orbs did not show up very well on videos. My kids and I sat outside for about 30 minutes observing the UFOs. The UFOs just hovered in the sky while the air traffic continued in the area. It did appear as if at least one plane noticed the light because a plane changed course as it approached the area where the UFOs hovered. At about the 20-minute mark we noticed the lower UFO ejected about five small, white orbs (much smaller than the UFOs) that just disappeared after being ejected. After 10 more minutes, the higher UFO light faded out and about two minutes later the other UFO faded out and vanished.”
Illinois MUFON State Director Sam Maranto and Assistant State Director Roger Laurella closed this case as an Unknown Aerial Vehicle.