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Occurred : 11/9/2006 09:00 (Entered as : 11/09/06 09:00)
Reported: 4/9/2007 7:58:43 PM 19:58
Posted: 4/27/2007
Location: Schaumburg/Palatine/ Rolling Meadows, IL
Shape: Rectangle
Duration:4 minutes
Black rectangle further details

I almost fell out of my chair when I read the possible explanation for my black rectangle sighting of Nov 9, 2006. Still, I appreciate the open and questioning nature of the NUFORC website, and I’d like to respond.

First of all, I am well aware of the planes towing the banners. Usually they are for the "12 Oaks" Townhouses. It couldn’t be more obvious that a small plane is towing a white banner with clearly legible type. Not by any stretch of the imagination is this remotely a possibility for what I saw. Neither was it a billboard or a streetlight or a street sign.

It was a smoky matte black rectangle, close enough so that I could see it was quite large, in the same way that you can quickly tell if a nearby airplane is a child’s toy, a small plane like the ones that tow the banners, or a large jumbo jet. This rectangle was clearly a jumbo. And it was hanging in the air, moving slowly or possibly not at all when I first sighted it. It was electrifying to see it, and in one second I ruled out all the usual suspects- a sign, a light, and yes, I even briefly considered a banner as a possibility. But this was obviously an independent floating or flying craft of some kind, with no supporting poles or strings attached.

I got a very clear and long look at the rectangle in a large open area, above the horizon, with no obscuring foliage, as I continued down the raised highway. It was one of those things I’ll remember crystal clearly for the rest of my life. At this point it was evident that yes, the craft was moving, albeit relatively slowly, much slower than even a small airplane would move. And the edges were distinct and crisp, although there was an unusual, almost ominous tone to the black color. It was sort of unearthly, actually, a smoky matte black, as I stated earlier. I felt that it was metallic. I believe I was looking at a side panel or back panel or front panel of the craft. At the time, I thought that the rest of the ship was hidden by perspective, but now I tend to think it was camouflaged with the exception of this one panel, for whatever reason.

My great regret is that I didn’t stop the car and flag down other motorists to be witnesses. I thought of doing it, but it would have been very dangerous in the rush-hour traffic with a narrow shoulder, with me not wanting to take my eyes off this incredible ship in the sky. I’m glad I was able to keep looking at it, though, because as I was watching it in this wide-open area it just faded away, or "cloaked out," before my eyes, as if it realized it was being watched. Briefly, I could see a diffuse rectangular shape well camouflaged against the blue sky, sort of like a rectangular panel of water hanging in the air might look like from a distance. The ship definitely disappeared from "cloaking," as opposed to traveling too quickly to observe. Absolutely amazing.

Since then, I’ve researched these types of sightings quite a bit. The shape I saw is very much like the shape I’ve seen witnesses draw of the sides of "black triangles" or similar craft. Some people believe these are secret American military craft- perhaps a "stealth blimp"- but I find that very hard to believe. Reports of these types of sightings go back over half a century, and have become quite common the last decade or so. These ships, usually seen in heavily populated areas, are sometimes seen to move at incredible, apparently instantaneous-type speeds. I saw one fade from view right before my eyes. If we’ve had these ships for half a century, which in itself is ludicrous, we’d have been using them in battle for quite some time now. I’ve seen a Stealth Bomber flying up close, and as awesome as the Stealth Bomber was, I have to say that the black "rectangle" was a lot more amazing. An advertising banner? Absolutely not!