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Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/26/2003 16:30 (Entered as : 12/26/2003 4:30)
Reported: 9/10/2004 9:56:46 AM 09:56
Posted: 9/29/2004
Location: Mt.Vernon, IL
Shape: Cigar
Duration:10 minutes
Silent wingless silver tube.

The day after Christmas 03 my friend and I stepped out onto my Parents back steps on our way back home.

We looked up and saw a silver wingless tube floating silently. It was maybe only 1000-2000 feet up so that we could clearly see that it was not a blimp,airplane or helicopter. I remember thinking it looked like one of the train cars that transports chemicals.

We got in the truck and followed it for a few minutes. It then released a puff of smoke from the center of itself and vanished.We noticed a military plane fly right through the puff of smoke it had left behind.

I have never seen anything like that before. Something big is boiling!

((NUFORC Note: We assume the sighting occurred during daylight hours. We have amended the time above. PD))