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Sighting Reports 2008

Large Object With Multicolored Lights Seen Hovering Over Freeway

Date of Sighting: January 15, 2008
Time of Sighting: 3:30 to 3:40 AM CST
Date Sighting Reported: January 15, 2008
Duration of Sighting: Several Minutes
Location of Sighting: Mile Marker 30 Eastbound on I-88 (Illinois Near Davenport, Iowa)
Latitude: 41.66 Degrees North (Estimated)
Longitude: 90.15 Degrees West (Estimated)
Number of Witnesses: One
Weather: Clear Skies. Stars Visible. (Per Witness Observation.)

Description: Between 3:30 and 3:40 am on Tuesday January 15th, 2008 at approximately mile marker 30 directly over I-88 in illinois near the Iowa state border I witnessed a flying/hovering craft while driving East bound towards Chicago. It had several colored lights and was visible for several minutes during an absolutely star filled clear sky. I was driving almost directly under it and it rose rapidly and vanished. I was able to clearly see several lights under the craft that seemed to fade before it simply disappeared. The sight of this object rattled me as it didn't seem to have behaved like a conventional aircraft. I worked at O'Hare International Airport for ten years and have seen aircraft take off, fly, and land a countless times and never saw anything behave like this craft. There were a few other drivers near this area on I-88 who I'm certain witnessed this craft since it was rather bright and quite visible. Again, the craft seem to have flown straight up and vanished into a clear sky. I was able to instantly see stars where the craft had been after its lights faded and then disappeared. I would greatly appreciate any knowledge of other reports about this sighting.

Comments: This sighting certainly is important given that the witness has worked at a major airport and is quite familiar with aircraft. So far no other reports have been received from this area. Given that the sighting was early in the morning would mean that less people would have seen it versus a daytime sighting.