|Occurred : 5/8/2006 23:10 (Entered as : 05/08/06 23:10)
Reported: 5/10/2006 9:20:26 AM 09:20
Location: Bloomington, IL
|Noiseless, motionless, seemingly shapeless object hovers over rooftops around midnight.
At approximately 11:10 pm on 5/8/06, I had just arrived at work. I heard my fellow employees calling for another employee to come outside to see something. A few minutes later, another employee came in and asked if me and a few others if we wanted to see a "blimp."
We walked outside, and approximately 500 feet in front of me, and approximately 500-1000 feet in the air (about the height of an average radio tower), we saw three lights in a triangular formation (one green light on top, two white lights below). On of the lights might have been flashing slowly. There was no silouette or object that we could make out for them to be connected to, it was as black as the night sky. Below, but from our view unconnected to the lights, was a flat, bottomside of a rectangle, which was not necessarily illuminated, but had a grayish tint to it (like it was reflecting the moon, kind of thing), and it didn't appear to be connected to anything. The object was motionless. We watched it for approximately 10 minutes without it moving, and the night was silent. It seemed that the employees who had called it a "blimp" were assuming that's what it was because there was no solid shape, outline, or reflection (other than the previously mentioned rectangle) to be seen. It did NOT look like a blimp.
I went back inside to call my husband who was working at another worksite about 1.5-2 miles north and east of me, and asked him if he could see anything. He informed me that others were already going outside to look at something, and that he would go check as soon as he could. He was unable to go out for apprx. 30 minutes, but when he did, was able to see a "side" view of lights. I assumed what I was seeing was a "rear" view because when I went back outside to check on it around midnight, it was about 1000 feet away instead of 500 feet.
I was able to find a website that had blimp schedules for 2006, and there were no scheduled blimp flights in our area for May at all, as they were all in the South for golf tournaments and the Kentucky Derby. There was no sound or motion to indicate a jet or helicopter.
Having grown up on a Navy base in S. California, I am quite familiar with all kinds of aircraft, and the sounds that they make...even the Stealth fighters and bombers make some noise. This object made no noise, had little to no movement, and had no form.
Those of us who observed this object at my workplace had mixed opinions as to what this object was, ranging from a military experiment to UFO's, but we were all clear that the object was NOT a blimp. I did not see it leave, although an employee that works with my husband reported seeing it, looking away for a moment, then looking back at it, and it was missing from the sky.