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Occurred : 2/8/2002 05:30 (Entered as : 02/08/2002 5:30)
Reported: 1/6/2007 12:02:47 PM 12:02
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Beloit/Milwaukee (between), WI
Shape: Changing
Duration:approximately 1 hour
The object appeared cigar-shaped and emitted strobe light patterns of various colors.

I reported this incident back in 2002, at which time it was posted on your website and also on the Wisconsin website (taken from yours). It remained there for some time. When I had not checked on it for a couple of years, I found that it had been erased. I'm not sure why it was erased unless it was deemed increditable. However, the recent sighting at O'Hare reinforces the accuracy of my family's UFO sighting that took place in February 2002.

I am a former teacher and substitute teacher, and my husband is an Air Force veteran and a retired IRS Special Agent, who is now currently employed as an inspector for the Illinois State Police.

As to the incident, my husband, along with our 13 year old daughter, and myself, witnessed a UFO for approximately one hour while driving east on Highway 43 between Beloit, WI. and Milwaukee, WI. at approximately 5:30 A.M. in February 2002. The object first came into view as an unusual very bright light in the clear sky south of our position. At this time in the morning, the sky was completely dark and we continually observed this object as it appeared to move closer to our position.

As we traveled eastbound on Highway 43, the object began to take shape. We had no idea how far away the UFO was, but it eventually began traveling in parallel to our vehicle. When it first became identifiable, it appeared to be cigar shaped, with a lighted opaque dome.

From time to time, the object emitted various light patterns consisting of various colored lights in a strobe-light format. As the object came closer to us, it seemed very large. The object would occasionally stop moving and fall behind our vehicle, then suddenly dart very far ahead. At one point, the object was directly parallel with our vehicle and began to turn about its axis.

The object's appearance ressembled the classic description of a "Flying Saucer". Across the middle of the object were stobe lights running in a pattern of red, green, and blue lights. At various times, white, red, green, blue, and lavender colored lights were emitted, in strobe form, from various positions on the craft.

As we came into downtown Milwaukee, the object appeared to be over the southern part of the city near the Milwaukee airport. Daybreak was taking place and the object was quite clear.

At that point, as an aircraft took off from the airport in a southwestern direction, the object rapidly climbed at a steep angle (approximatley 70 degrees)in the clear sky and dissappeared into a high cloud bank. This occurred at a speed far in excess of any known aircraft and similar to the O'Hare sighting.

((NUFORC Note: Date of sighting may be approximate, although the witness does not indicate that fact. PD))