Occurred: 1973-10-01 23:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2023-11-26 06:44 Pacific
Duration: 5 min
No of observers: 1

Location: Sigel, IL, USA
Location details: 39.26602° N, 88.50868° W

Shape: Oval
Color: White
Estimated Size: 70 ft / 70ft / 50ft
Viewed From: Land
Direction from Viewer: West
Angle of Elevation: 45
Closest Distance: 300 ft
Estimated Speed: 30mph - 10mph
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object, Landed, Animals reacted

Oval light appeared and followed alongside a driver in a car.

My mom was 17 years old, a high school student, driving home from the grocery store in Effingham, IL. When she turned right onto her road, a bright object approached from behind and west. It was fully illuminated, white light, and an oval or horizontal egg shape. The object flew alongside her car for the quarter mile or so before she got home. It was silent, and over the corn fields to the west, estimated about 300 ft away. When she arrived home, she ran inside and got her dad’s rifle. When she came back outside, the object was gone. The next day, she found a large circle in the bean field on her property. The plants had been completely burned away to dirt. The shape was a perfect circle, about 50 feet wide.

Posted 2023-12-09

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