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Occurred : 8/14/2011 20:30 (Entered as : 08/14/2011 20:30)
Reported: 8/17/2011 12:32:09 PM 12:32
Posted: 8/21/2011
Location: Dixon, IL
Shape: Disk
Duration:15-20 secs
UFO photo Dixon, Illinois August 14, 2011

Here are my comments regarding the UFO sighting I had on the clear, calm summer evening of August 14th, 2011 at 8:31 p.m. in Dixon, IL. I have included three photos of the object, one the original uploaded size of the entire photo and two pics that have been cropped to show the UFO and the silo/trees in relation with one another. Thank you.

The photo was taken looking towards the northeast. I'm guessing it was between 30 and 45 degrees(??) off of the horizon. It moved in a straight fly pattern, no wavering, with no engine noise and no blinking lights that I could see. It simply looked like a gray/metallic Frisbee. I was standing outside my front door admiring the beautiful rising moon when I noticed this object moving slowly in a descending pattern from the northeast. I ran inside and quickly grabbed my camera and had time to take just this one phot before the object disappeared behind the silo/tree area of the photograph. That's about all there is to my sighting. Thank you.

From my Facebook entries: "I snapped a picture of a UFO last night at around 8:31 p.m. at my residence in the countryside in Dixon, IL. I saw what looked like a gray/silver colored frisbee slowly moving in a decending pattern towards the silo/tree area at the mid-lower left side of the photo. I initially went outside of my front door to look at the cool moon rising and noticed this object moving slowly. It had taken me a few seconds to register what it was I was looking at and then I ran inside, got my camera and quickly snapped this photo. I am amazed and excitied that the picture turned out as clear as it did as I was in a hurry to get a pic before it disappeared behind the silo/tree area of the photo. The object is the gray "line" to the upper right of the silo and directly above the trees in the picture. I am wondering did anyone else see this object last night? Use your Zoom features to blow up the photo. I zoomed to about 200% and it started to become pixilated. A cool photo nevertheless..:)

"I watched it disappear behind the silo/trees area in the picture. It definitely moved as one solid vapor trail or meteor streak, etc."

"Hello everybody! I understand the photo doesn't quite show exactly what I saw the other night, but it's important for me to note that the object moved in a descending pattern as one looked like a slow moving If you... can enlarge to 400% or as high as you can go without the pic becoming too pixilated, you might see it's a solid object, not a vapor trail or jet stream trail, and I have had people tell me it looks like there are sources of light on the object when they enlarged the pic."