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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/26/1998 20:45 (Entered as : 1-26-98 20:45)
Reported: 1/27/1999 18:20
Posted: 4/25/2002
Location: Bartelso (outside of), IL
Shape: Oval
Duration: 2 .5 min total
Characteristics: There were electrical or magnetic effects
I found a oval shape object hovering over a flooded field at aprox 50 to 75 ft. I watched the object for aprox 1 min. Craft then went straight up aprox 100-150 yards, hovered about 3-5 sec and then flew south over tree line and disappeared.

the object was oval and was a glowing bright white, with a red-purple light coming from the bottom. It illuminated the whole area around the flooded field. The object just hovered, then shot straight up and disappeared after a couple of seconds. The object disappeared over the tree line within 2 to 3 seconds. When I got back into my truck I had a hard time getting it to start.