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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/15/1999 22:00 (Entered as : 08/15/99 2200)
Reported: 8/18/1999 10:21
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Matteson, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:7-10 minutes
Light over Route 30 and I-80 in Matteson

Driving along Route 30 eastbound and saw a extremely bright, low-lying light about a mile away from Ridgeland Ave. We drove towards the light and it was not moving at all, just hanging in the sky. We kept our eyes on it the whole time and it never moved from its position. As we got right underneath the light, it shot off really fast toward the west. It went from just hovering to rapidly accelorating to very high speeds. We couldn't keep up with it so we lost sight of the object. When we got back on Route 30, there was no light like we had seen just a few minutes before. There were some airplanes and some stars but no bright,low-lying lights.