October 20, 2006
Location: Highland, Illinois, United States
October 23, 2006, the investigator received a phone call
from a southern Illinois resident who reported that he
and his wife witnessed an unidentified flying object at
4:50 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2006. At one point, the
object, a distinct triangle, emerged over the roof of
their house and directly over their heads. The object
was estimated to be 120 feet altitude.
Witness Sketch of October 20, 2006 UFO, Bottom View, (Inverted,
Witness Sketch of October 20, 2006 UFO, Rear View (Inverted,
Sighting Location Photograph, composited with witness
rendering of object as it passed
directly over his home approximately 120 feet altitude.
(Position and size of UFO estimated
by witness, November 22, 2006.)
Sighting Location Photograph: Facing east, the UFO appears
to descend. Witness first
observed object at point 'A', then appearing to be a low
flying airplane or helicopter. At point
'B', the object appears more unusual and a strong beam
of light is observed projecting
directly ahead of the object. At point 'C', the object
has reached its lowest observed altitude
during its approach to the witness's home. (Position of
UFO verified by witness, November
October 23, 2006, 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 witness's home is located just south
of Highland, Illinois, in an open, rural setting. The
couple's home is surrounded by open farm land.
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, Illinois. 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 aircraft
headlight or helicopter spotlight and the beam of light
distinctly shot forward of the object a good distance.
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 'L's' 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 feet altitude.
The UFO was triangular. Approx. 30 feet thick (viewed
Approximately the size of a commercial airliner.
Visible on the undersurface were approximately 10-15 large,
white, rectangular lights. 'L' reported that the lights
were the "brightest" lights he had ever
seen; brighter than what one would would observe when
watching aerial fireworks explode for a Fourth of July
celebration. A red light was observed at the nose, which
formed a point at the fore of the triangle. As the craft
moved to the west, lights could be observed at the aft
of the object and they were white, green and red.
The object moved with extreme slowness, approximated 20
miles per hour.
Approximately 120 feet, a fairly accurate estimate based
on reference to a local grain silo which is 60 feet high.
The object was estimated by both witnesses to be only
twice the height of referenced silo.
A very slight 'hissing' sound, akin to the sound of running
water. It should be noted that the witness, 'L' explained
that in the area where he lives, a farm community, sound
travels extremely well. A car can be heard from miles
away; a person talking in a normal speaking volume can
be heard a good distance. This is true and has been noted
as well by this reporter, who also has lived in a rural
environment. As a result, the decibel level of the craft
over the heads of the witnesses was perplexing; it could
barely be heard. This is all the more unusual considering
the extremely low altitude of the object (approx. 120
The object approached form the east and moved slowly to
the west of the witnesses home and sailed beyond a neighboring
farmhouse and over the tree line.
the object went out of sight, 'L's' wife, 'M', returned
inside the house to attend to one of their children. 'L'
then re-entered the house.
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.
Approximated to be 7 miles away.
Brightly lighted object. 'L' felt this was the same object
he witnessed over his home.
relative to first sighting:
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 the witness as the object moved at what appeared to
be tremendous speed.
saw anything that moved that slow or that fast.
lights I have ever seen.
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.
it's military, why the bright lights? If it's military,
why was it flying right over the top of the witness's
house at 120 feet altitude?
level of noise from the object was highly unexpected.
wife, 'M' was also interviewed and the sighting was confirmed.
She stated that the experience was disturbing.
A visit by the investigator was made to the Highland,
Illinois location on November 1, 2006. It was ascertained
by the investigator that the couple was genuine and that
this was not a hoax. The couple's 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 couple's home is
without mistake, an intelligently plotted course. The
primary witness is open as to the object's origin; be
it military black op or genuine UFO.
to the January 5, 2000 sighting over Highland, Illinois
by Mr. Melvern Noll have been noted.
11/25/06, the witness revised the estimated altitude of
the object. Originally guessed to be 500 feet high, both
witnesses agreed that the UFO was only twice the height
of a nearby grain silo of 60 feet height, placing the
aircraft at 120 feet altitude. Any aircraft flying over
a private residence at this altitude should sound the
alarm for the Federal Aviation Administration.