I received a phone call from a southern Illinois resident who reports that he and his wife witnessed an unidentified flying object at 4:50 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2006.
The witnessís home is located just south of Highland, IL, in an open, rural setting. The coupleís home is surrounded by open farm land.
At approximately 4:50 a.m., the male witness, hereafter referred to as L, was preparing to do a morning jog and stood at the window of his kitchen in his house located a few miles south of Highland. As he stood looking out the window, facing East, he observed a bright light approaching his residence. L noted that the object projected a beam of white light ahead of it, similar to an lightaircraft headlight or helicopter spotlight and the beam of light distinctly shot forward of the object a good distance.
As the object moved closer to his home, L moved to an adjacent eastward facing door and watched as the object continued to approach. Now the object, brightly lit, was nearly over Lsí house and he rushed to wake his wife, hereafter referred to as M. The couple quickly moved to the front door of their house to see the object and to their surprise, found nothing in sight.
Momentarily, L doubted what he saw until the object, a distinct triangle, emerged over the roof of their house and directly over their heads. The object was estimated to be 120' altitude.
Before the object went out of sight, Lsí wife, M, returned inside the house to attend to one of their children. L then re-entered the house.
L then decided to go ahead with his morning jog. Some 40 minutes later, L reached a curve in the country road and then again witnessed an object. Judged to be 7 miles away, and rightly lit. L felt this was the same object he witnessed over his home.
After viewing the object for a moment, the UFO, from a near stationary position, shot suddenly to the North and vanished. A streak of multi colored light was reported by L, as the object moved at what appeared to be tremendous speed. I never saw anything that moved that slow or that fast, and it had the brightest lights I have ever seen.
Felt that the object may have rested, or moved extremely slowly, over their home while he woke his wife as the object was expected to be past the house upon their exiting the front door, yet it appeared after they exited, which created some feeling of consternation.
If itís military, why the bright lights? If itís military, why was it flying right over the top of the witnessís house at 120' altitude?
There was a low level of noise from the object, which was highly unexpected.
Lsí wife, M was also interviewed and the sighting was confirmed. She stated that the experience was disturbing.
Initial Summary: A visit by the investigator was made to the Highland, IL location on November 1, 2006. It was ascertained by the investigator that the couple was genuine and that this was not a hoax. The coupleís home, in what is clearly open land, made it all the more apparent that this flyover by the UFO was with intent. The physical distance between inhabited homes in the area is substantial and the fact that the object moved slowly over the coupleís home is without mistake, an intelligently plotted course.
The primary witness is open as to the objectís origin; be it military black op or genuine UFO.
Similarities to the January 5, 2000 sighting over Highland, IL by Mr. Melvern Noll have been noted.
On November 25, 2006 L revised the estimated altitude of the object. Originally guessed to be 500' high, both witnesses agreed that the UFO was only twice the height of a nearby grain silo of 60' height, placing the aircraft at 120' altitude. Any aircraft flying over a private residence at this altitude should sound the alarm for the Federal Aviation Administration.