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Occurred : 12/13/2004 02:00 (Entered as : 12/13/2004 02:00)
Reported: 12/14/2004 4:50:30 PM 16:50
Posted: 12/14/2004
Location: Machesney Park, IL
Shape: Unknown
15-20 minutes of Extreme light in the sky with very strange noises.

I was in front of my house early morning on Monday Dec. 13, 2004 smoking a ciggarette when I starting hearing a very odd noise. It was very windy outside (25-30mph) so i'm not possitive what I heard wasn't just wind.

The noise sounded almost like a very odd TV static. A buzzing and cracking noise if you will. I stayed outside for about 15-20 minutes looking at the sky. I couldnt see anything. The sound was coming from directly above me about 100 ft.

I went inside and got online to talk to a friend about it. This friend lives about 20 miles away in Rockford, IL off of charles st. He went outside as soon as I told him this. When he came back he described the exact same noise I had heard 5 minutes earlier. Another friend felt a very large blast then looked outside to see a very large green, white, and red light about 100 feet above the ground. He then told me that the blast was felt before it actually happened to the best of his knowledge. He walked outside and one of the telephone wires started to spark. All of the lights on the block went out for about 10 minutes then came on again. They stayed on for not more than 15 seconds then went off again. He talked about how he could actually feel the light in his body, and how he felt very uncomfortable.

Shortly after this had happened, a police car came onto the street. Apparently he had followed the light from East State St. to Fairview Blvd. The police officer said he did know what the light was. ComEd know nothing of the power outage and said it was probably just wind, but all who were involved know otherwise.

Anyone in Rockford, IL who has seen similiar sightings please contact me at I am very interested in this.