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UFO Sighting Report


July, 1976


Hoffman Estates , Illinois, United States


At first it was just out of place lights about two football fields away behind some trees...

Date Reported:

12/13/2015 7:15:18 PM

Sighting Time: 




No. of Witnesses: 



Start to finish...about 8 minutes.

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

Silver, perfectly round, lights going around the outer ridge, blueish white, purplish white, mustardish white, and bright white white were the colors of lights. They all looked white but different hues of white...silver bottom with circle line around center. From the side it liked like a disc, but fat. Fat in the center at the top, not a bubble...somewhat raised in the center regain of the top tapered down to the sides. The

Size of Object(s)

It was directly above us and filled the entire view of the sky because it was so close. I would have to say it was 80 feet wide/long. And about 25 ft high in the center of the top. The edge was about 20 ft as well, I would guess. The lights on the underside went fully around, the side lights were staggered around the center of the sidewall....like staggered light, blank, blank, light, blank, blank....

Description of Area / Surroundings

Rural for sure. No clue about power plants, balloons, etc...the whole area was just foundations....none were framed up yet.

Full Description & Details

It was about 6 :30 pm. Not dusk yet as it was summer time...My sister was trailing me on her bike. (Women's free spirit 5 speed with rack on back fender). I was enjoying the ride (I was almost 13, she was 15), we were riding on a main road linking our newly built subdivision with a new addition to it that was leveled, roads were in, foundations and some framing on some units were going up...it was a Sunday, no workers were in sight. Barrington Square was the name of the subdivision. Just beyond the tree line about two football fields away I saw some flashing lights. At first I thought it was just the blinking lights from a tower, but then the lights moved to the end of the tree line, blinking and poof, they were at the beginning of the tree line and poof to the middle again. I called up to my sister to stop and look....we were at a point where we could ride down into a culdesac, and did so to get closer...no houses were in our way..only a few foundations and hard dry dirt....we watched the erratic lights and BOOM baby!! This HUGE silver Mothership....is how I would describe it....was dead on straight over our little heads! Looking at it from the underside, I believe it was dead center and so close and huge it filled the sky. It had lights all around the perimeter and was beautiful and quiet and hovering. We stood by that bike looking up in total awe for about one full silent minute, then, it zipped to the left in a split second, gave us a view of it...like a disk, and then as quickly as that it was further away and the third zip it was gone. I screamed "Wait! Come back"! My sister screamed "shut up you idiot"! Then she ordered me to get on and rode home faster than I had ever gone with her. I was so happy, not in the least bit afraid and burst in the door to tell my parents. Sadly, I was told never to tell what I had seen, that it was a weather balloon. Etc... It was not a weather balloon. I am now all grown up, it was either from outer space or a covert operation that we civies are not allowed to know exist. It was really cool though and I for one am glad I got to see it.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

It was so huge and quiet and fast, you couldn't see it move, just where it moved to....It could have been a secret military flying saucer, if they exist.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

Well, I had not seen the ufo movie yet, close encounters, and when I did I felt like someone else must have seen my ufo cause they did a semi good job! Theirs was too dark and had red lights though, and was bigger. I was a preachers daughter and was taught they do not exist. Afterward I was a preachers daughter that knew they do exist.

Other Comments

My sister still won't talk about it. She scoffs and says it must have been a military object or something.

Reported Sighting? 


Reported To: 

Parents, friends over the years, hubby....all say I'm crazy.

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