NUFORC Home Page
Web Report Indexes : by Event Date | by Location | by Shape | by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/3/2015 21:50 (Entered as : 7/3/15 21:50)
Reported: 7/3/2015 10:09:19 PM 22:09
Posted: 7/6/2015
Location: Niles, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:3-6 minutes
Flying object, with alternating randomly alternating red and green lights and a blinking white light. 29 second recorded video.

On the evening of July 3rd, 2015, around 9:50 PM, a friend and I had a sighted something that neither of us can explain. We went to watch the fireworks at the local high school in Niles, IL. We went to the 3rd story of a parking garage for a better view of the fireworks with a number of other patrons. We were about 300 yards away from the firework display, and randomly noticed 2 green lights with a single white flashing light on the object that we could not physically see outside of the light display. We had found it curious, as it seemed to literally be spectating the fireworks while hovering/sitting over the show. My friend and I actually went into debate as to whether it was a UFO or a helicopter. I originally put it off as a helicopter, because generally speaking, that's what sane people believe.

It started to catch our attention more as the green lights both turned red. It was unlike any normal aircraft that we could think of. Obviously, since it was sitting over the fireworks, it could not be a plane. And usually the lights displayed on a helicopter stay consistent and do not change at random.

What happened next is what truly makes me believe that we saw a UFO. It went from sitting in one place to my friend and I watching it dart across the sky directly east of where we were stationed. It quickly changed direction and again, changed color from green to red, and turned from left to right. Again, it changed to green as it looked to fly into the tree line about 5 miles away. I did record the event as soon as it started flying away because of how much it intrigued me. With that being said, I recorded a 29 second video of the occurrence. We have seen a number of planes tonight since the incident, and this object was going at a much quicker pace, and moved extremely quickly while changing direction unlike any flying object I have ever seen. In addition, even with the random increase of speed, you did not hear a single sound, which would be assumed by an object moving at that speed.