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Occurred : 7/3/2007 18:45 (Entered as : 07-03-07 18:45)
Reported: 7/5/2007 8:44:18 AM 08:44
Posted: 8/7/2007
Location: Springfield, IL
Shape: Disk
Duration:55 minutes
Large stationary saucer shaped object over Springfield, Illinois

I was outside in our backyard around 6:45pm CST getting the hose to fill our bird fountain. While filling it I stood facing north so that I was not looking directly into the very bright sun to my left (West).

I started looking up into the northern sky when I noticed an object that was stationary and gleaming in the very bright sun and was at the altitude of normal airliners. After I completed my honeydew chores and rolling up the hose, which took about 15 minutes in total I again looked for the object and I found it was still in the very same spot including that it was still stationary and apparently had not moved.

I called for my wife thru our patio door and asked her to come and look at some object and tell me what she thought. I pointed to it and she said, “I don’t know what that is, but it is not moving at all and maybe it is a big balloon”. My wife then went and got me our binoculars so we could take a better look.

WoW, came out of my mouth while looking at it, as it was visibly quite large, circular with a weird combination of red-green-silver haze around it. I then gave the binoculars to my wife and said, “You got to take a look at this”. Well, to say we were both astonished is an understatement.

The object remained stationary for another 25-30 minutes and then started moving directly north at a very slow pace and in fact so slow that I initially thought it had stopped moving again. As the object moved northerly the red-silver glow was more apparent and the greenish hue totally disappeared.

I watched the object for a good 40 minutes and I still do not understand what I was looking at, but I can definitely tell you it was NOT a balloon or any type of man made aircraft including a helicopter at that height. I am still stunned thinking about it and wanted to report it accordingly. My wife and I have never seen anything like this and we both thought it should be reported, discreetly. I again want to state that this object was extremely large and far bigger than any airliner I have ever observed at that height.