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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/27/2014 03:15 (Entered as : 2014 3:15)
Reported: 4/3/2016 12:06:46 AM 00:06
Posted: 4/15/2016
Location: Bloomington, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:1 minute
Witnessed blue orb being chased by fighter jets.

I get home from work around 3am and sometimes when the weather is nice, I'll grab a beer and just sit out by my fire pit and enjoy the peace & quiet, and the stars.

On this particular night is was quiet and the skies were crystal clear when I caught a small moving blue light out of the corner of my eye. My first thought was a satellite (which are a fairly common sights on clear nights at 3am) but the instant my eyes fully focused it was obviously not a satellite. It was a small glowing blue orb and it couldn't have been more than 2-3000 ft off the ground. It came from the west and was flying due east & moving fast but it wasn't making a was flying in total silence.

As I watched it pass over my house, I no more got the words, ((profanity deleted)) out of my mouth, when I heard a loud jet engine, followed by a second loud jet engine.

I turned my focus back to the west, and that's when I saw the beacon lights of two fighter jets flying in formation, and they were on the same heading, and altitude, as the blue orb. I suppose the fighters were trying to chase it, but the orb was flying twice as fast as they were. I then turned my attention back at the orb, and watched it fly out of sight then did the same with the fighters.

Once they were gone, I just sat down and was in awe at what I just saw.

What the blue orb was, I do not know, which strictly means I couldn't ID it, thus the UFO designation. It could have been an alien craft, or it could have been a highly advanced military aircraft, although we only have a couple small military air reserve units in the area, and nothing more as far as I know. So I doubt top secret aircraft are being developed and test flown at or near our small air guard units in central Illinois...but who knows.

So in summary, a strange blue glowing orb, with no beacon lights & no sound flew at high speed over my house in complete silence at 2-3000 ft and it was being chased by two fighter jets at 3am in the morning. Things like this don't happen in my town at any time of the day or night let alone at 3am. Once they were all gone, I finished my beer then went to bed wondering what I had seen and if it was aliens I wondered what in the hell an alien could have possibly found interesting in Central Illinois.

I've been out there multiple times since then but other than the occasional satellite I haven't seen any more UFO's but I'm still looking.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting in 2014 is approximate. PD))


Mr Davenport,

I was talking about my sighting (see link below) tonight with my son, but I couldn't remember the date it happened, so I came back to your website to refresh my memory. Anyway, I noticed at the bottom of my report was a notation indicating the date of the sighting was approximate. I re-read my report and I should have been more specific but the sighting occurred 3 days prior, on 6/27/14 @ approx 3am.

I just wanted to provide more specific details to clear up the discrepancy.

Thank you,
((name deleted))
Bloomington, Ill