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Occurred : 1/11/2001 21:00 (Entered as : 01/11/2001 21:00)
Reported: 3/5/2005 4:27:03 AM 04:27
Posted: 5/24/2005
Location: Loves Park, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:15 min
possible explaination of mass sightings in rockford illinois on january 11th 2001

in jan 11th 2001 there was a mass sighting in rockford illinois of glowing objects.moving slowly and dissappearing one by one.

i myself witnessed it. and after doing research i believe they were homemade hot air balloons.

here is a site i came across and the sightings on jan. 11th 2001 are consistant with homemade hot air balloons.

i myself live in loves park illinois just a little north of rockford. i watched as they glided across the sky and dissappear one by one in about 1 minute intervals. the sightinging lasted around 10 minutes estimate.