The husband was outside when he asked his wife to "hurry up and come outside" as he was looking at something unusual in the sky. His wife obliged.
"I stepped outside on the porch and he pointed up to what he was seeing," the wife stated. "I looked in the direction and the only way to say what it looked like is that it was round shaped, glowing red, moving in a north direction - then turning slightly to the east for a northeast direction, moving at a steady pace - then going up higher until it was out of sight."
But the sightings were not over.
"Later on that same evening, about an hour and a half later, directly above us, a bright, glowing triangle-shaped object appeared out of nowhere. It was visually closer then the red object, it really scared me, because I could make out the outline of it and it was so bright. I've never seen anything like it. It also was moving in a northeast direction and seemed to go up and disappear."
And then later on that evening - another object was observed - similar to the second object - that moved northeast, moved up, and disappeared.
"After that last one, I went inside. I had decided I'd seen enough. These things that we saw were not airplanes, helicopters, balloons, etc. Very strange."
No town name was mentioned in the public portion of the MUFON report, which was filed on August 15, 2011. The events occurred on August 13, 2011. The above quotes were edited for clarity. No images or videos were included in the report.
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IL, August 13, 2011 - Saw 2 triangle white glowing UFOs and 1 red round glowing UFO in the same night. MUFON Case # 30917.
Husband was outside on the patio, he started knocking on the door for me to hurry up and come outside, and that there was something in the sky that he didnt know what it was.
I stepped outside on the porch and he pointed up to what he was seeing and I looked in the direction and the only way to say what it looked like is that it was round shaped, glowing red, moving in a North direction than turning slightly to the East for a North East direction, moving at a steady pace then going up higher till it was out of site.
Later on that same evening, about an hour and ahalf later, directly above us a bright glowing triangle shaped object apeared out of know where. It was visualy closer then the red object, it really scared me, because I could make out the outline of it and it was so bright, Ive never seen anything like it, it also was moving in a North East direction and seemed to go up and disapear, we saw one more just like it later on and it also was moveing North East and went up and dipapeared.
After that last one I went inside, I had decided Id seen enough. These things that we saw were not airplanes, helicopters, balloons ect.. Very strange.