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UFO Sighting Report

Date:

1968

Location:

Melrose Park , Illinois,

Summary:

My brother (deceased) and I saw three circular objects with red lights fly noiselessly overhead in triangle formation at about 11:00 PM heading East to West. The two outboard lights flew rapidly to the North and South, then all three joined up again in the West.

Date Reported:

3/20/2017 9:15:58 PM

Sighting Time: 

11:00 PM

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

2

Duration: 

about five minutes

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

Three round white objects with red centers. They looked like those balloons within balloons, but they weren't. They flew too straight and too fast.

Size of Object(s)

If I held a dime at arm's length, they were about that relative size.

Description of Area / Surroundings

It was an urban area of single family homes. O'Hare Field was eight miles to the North, and Glenview NAS was even farther north. Midway Airport was over twenty miles to the Southeast.

Full Description & Details

Concerning the above, the now defunct Chicago Daily News, the next day, reported sightings all over the City of Chicago, with a contact number for Dr. J. Allen Hynek's office at Northwestern University. I called the number and received a report form which I completed and returned, along with drawings of what I saw. About this same time, two Chicago Police Officers reported chasing a round light down an alley on the Northwest side. As information, my parents told us about a cigar shaped silver object, keeping up with their car as they travelled along the Bootjack Road, a road connecting South Bend, IN with Michigan City, IN, before the interstate was built, before I was born. My Dad was great storyteller, but my Mom was sober as a judge, no sense of humor, a staunch Catholic, whose word you could take to the bank, and she swore that was what she and my Dad saw that night and it scared her. Later, my Dad was city attorney for Michigan City, which was trying to build a new airport. My Dad made a few trips to DC to deal with the old CAB. He told a story in which he, some CAB officials and an Air Force Officer and his wife went to dinner. Someone said the officer had worked on Project Blue Book. So my Dad asked if there were really such things as saucers. The officer's wife said "You're damn right there..." That was a far as she got before the officer clapped his hand over his wife's mouth and hustled her out of the restaurant.

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

They did not look or behave like anything I've ever seen. I've never seen a plane make a 90 degree turn and immediate fly to the horizon.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

Not a whole lot of reading or research. I only know what I saw and what my parents told me about their experiences, I think it's unrealistic to think we are alone in the universe, and having been a government employee and a police officer, I know how governments can keep secrets.

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

To Dr. Hynek's office.

Name: 

Peter Donnelly

Your Location: 

Keller, TX

Age: 

68

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