NUFORC Sighting 3446

Occurred: 1998-04-05 23:35 Local
Reported: 1998-04-05 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 2-3 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Channahon (near Joliet), IL, USA

Shape: Triangle
Characteristics: Lights on object

I saw these three Lights in the sky, as the came closer, the stopped, hovered, rotated, and then began to move towards me. I sped off, and they moved parallel with me. As I turned a corner, they rotated diagnally and I took off, losing sight of them

It was April 5, 1998, approx 23:35. It was sunday night. I am a student and we had no school the next day. I left my friends house to take another friend home. After I dropped him off I headed towards my house, when I noticed three lights in the sky to the east by northeast of my direction of travel (east) I was observing this over a farm field. As the road curved right, I lost sight of the object over a small wood. when I cleared the trees the object was much, much closer. over the initial hydrenaline rush I was able to tell the three lights were a perfect equalateral triangle. The lights continued to expand outward, as the object appeared to come closer. I slowed to see the object as it stopped and hovered beyond a neighborhood, nearby an old rock quary. The lights rotated clockwise, then the lead light turned towards me as the object banked, as an aircraft would turn, I thouht it to resemble the B-2 stealth bomber. The shape of the triangle was incorrect though. The object was equal on all sides, as the stealth has a longer base at the tail than the shorther two wings (an isosolece triangle). As the object moved towards me, sped down the winding road, only looking back as I could, to horrifyingly see that this object was moving parallel to my direction of travel. the road curved, and i lost sight of the object over more trees. A few seconds later I stopped to turn left on US route 6 and saw that these lights were still there. I sped around the cornder as the object tilted, while still rotating-so that the bottom of the object was facing me. I drove really fast without looking back for about 15 seconds, bu that time I had lost sight of it. I returned home, took out the binocculars and searched for the object, but I could not find it. All I saw was the stars and moon that had been absent before.

Posted 1999-01-28

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