NUFORC Sighting 40330

Occurred: 2004-10-31 19:56 Local
Reported: 2004-10-31 19:01 Pacific
Duration: 16 minutes
No of observers: 3

Location: Matteson, IL, USA

Characteristics: Aircraft nearby

3 very bright red lights

I was taking out the trash for tomorrow morning's pickup, and as I was returning to the house was surprised to see three VERY bright, ruby red lights. At arm's length, they were about 1/8" in size. They were not moving, and were in a more or less straight line that stretched about 35-40 degrees across the sky. They brilliance was striking. The lights did not blink on and off, and their luminosity was constant. There was no noise I could associate with the lights. From my perspective, the lights were at about 45-50 degrees from ground level. As I watched, the lights moved very slowly from north to east, and remained visible as they moved from clear sky into cloud cover. When the lights were due east, they stopped. After about 1 minute, two of the lights moved fairly close together (about 3" apart at arms length). The light that was off alone (it was the nearest to north-northeast, and at arm's length about 2 or 3' from the other two lights) disappeared - just blinked out - at about 8:06 p.m. Then, one of the two remaining lights (maintaining the distance I described) slowly rotated about 180 degrees around the other light, which was not moving. I lost sight of the lights in heavy cloud cover. I submitted a report in August of this year about some other red lights I observed, and find myself amazed to be submitting another one. My wife and my neighbor also saw the lights. You folks may contact me, but I would appreciate your not releasing my name/address/phone number.

Thank you.


Please see other reports. PD

Posted 2004-11-02

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