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Occurred : 5/3/1997 23:30 (Entered as : 05/03/1997 23:30)
Reported: 2/24/2005 8:13:56 PM 20:13
Posted: 5/24/2005
Location: Freeport, IL
Shape: Triangle
Duration:3-5 min
Huge, black,silent, triangular craft seen moving low over house with 2 witnesses present. What was this thing?

My husband (fiance at the time) and I were standing out in front of my parent's house in the driveway, kissing goodnight. The moon was bright when we started our goodnight kiss, but within seconds it appeared to suddenly became very dark, and very quiet. It was as if we were standing in an absence of sound.

We stopped kissing and looked up into the sky, and moving directly over my parent's house was a HUGE black triangular craft. It was absolutely silent, except for a slight hissing of moving air. The craft could not have been more than 100-200 yards over the house, so we got a fantastic look at the underside of the object. There were dim lights on the underside, and on the back of the object as it moved away from us over the rest of the neighborhood at a VERY VERY slow speed. We just stood there in complete silence watching this thing move away until we could not see the object any longer.

Once the object passed, we could see the moon again, and normal night sounds filled the area. Both of us, looked at each other, quickly said goodnight, and I ran into the house. He quickly got into his car and drove to his home. I was pretty freaked out by what we saw, and looked for an explanation in the paper the next day, but there was nothing reported.

We are not located near an airforce base, nor have any military maneuvers run over our city that I am aware of.

This object was so low to the ground, it was as if we were looking up at the underside of a Star Wars model. The object was moving from the West to the South East through the night sky.

I told my folks the next morning, but they shrugged it off as something military. Was this a UFO, or could it have been a secret military craft? We have not spoken about this to many folks for fear they would think we were nuts.

We didn't realize that there was a place to report such sightings, or we would have reported this when it happened.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of sighting is approximate. PD))