Location of Sighting: From Aircraft Flying From Peoria to Chicago, Illinois
Date of Sighting: May 25, 2003
Time of Sighting: Around 1 PM CDT
Description: My family and I, wife and two young sons at the time, about 2005 (would need to verify with log book), flying back from Peoria to Chicago Executive airport, mid-day, with some clouds, at about 3,000 to 4,000 feet on an IFR flight plan (tracked on radar and advised for separation from other traffic), witnessed a floating inverted “V”, black object. It was close enough that we should have been advised if seen on air traffic control radar, as it was at about the same altitude. It was at least similar in size, magnitude, as the Cessna 182 aircraft we were flying. I did not turn to chase it, as I was on a flight plan and following it. In hindsight, I should have turned and taken pictures, as no one believes us. This was about late afternoon with plenty of daylight,, and only a few clouds. I have never found out what it was.
Response of Witness to Investigator Questions: The log book says the return trip, when we experienced the UFO sighting, was on May 25, 2003. Our aircraft was a C182S, 2000 model at the time. The tail number was N843TC. Flight Aware, a website, may even still have the track of the trip. We were on an FAA flight plan, filed IFR. We likely left KPIA (Peoria ) airport around Noon, my guess. I logged 1.8 hours total time, and this object was sighted about half way thru. Eventually we landed at KPWK in Wheeling, Illinois.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.