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Occurred : 9/30/2005 22:30 (Entered as : 09/30/105 22:30)
Reported: 10/5/2005 2:26:46 PM 14:26
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Crystal Lake, IL
Shape: Cigar
Duration:4 Minutes
Cigar shaped oject over Crystal Lake, IL with one red and several white lights hovering slowly then faded into space leaving a trail

I can't remember the exact time (about 10:30), but I looked up in the sky because I thought I had seen a shooting star in the corner of my eye. I saw what looked like a star moving across the sky about as fast as you'd see an airplane moving.

I kept staring at it because I did feel a bit odd about the situation. Something was telling me that it wasn't an airplane.

As it moved slowly, it looked as though it was coming closer, or becoming larger. I knew this because at first I could not tell what shape it was, but as it was getting closer/getting larger, I saw that it was a cigar shape. I couldn't tell if it had a top. It also had red and white lights. Here I saw the sequence of lights like this: 1 2 3 4 5 5 was a red light. It was flash, then 4,3,2,1 would flash one after the other. Not at the same time, but in order from 5 to 1. Left to right, then start over from left to right again. I couldn't tell exactly how many lights it had, this is just a description. It only had one red light though.

The UFO never got any closer than how high a normal airplane would get. After about 3-4 mintues--just enough time for me to process what I was looking at, it just flew off and left a tail like a shooting star would. It looked at though the craft went up and out, not across when it took off. It tail of light had a sense of depth, not just a flat line across the sky. It faded into space is how I can describe it.