At first, police mocked the 911 call about the UFO sighting–but then they saw it too.
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Police Confirmed UFO Sighting | National Geographic
my name is Melbourne Knoll and I'm a part-time truck driver and and I own this miniature golf course and also the go kart track out here that certain morning I happen to look over into the sky to the northeast and I seen a very very bright light up there like a very bright store and then I said well that's moving and I just stood there and watch it as what I was doing it never just coming down out of the sky real slow and no noise just quiet and I couldn't see no wings or nothing just floating right through the mid air up there and I thought well if I don't tell nobody that I've seen something go over town then I know but I believe me tomorrow nul drove his truck to the Highland Illinois Police Department to report an unidentified flying object heading toward the neighboring town of Lebanon mother just received a call from Highland PD reference to a truck driver just stopped in and said there was a flying object in the area's webmin kill right no this is not a joke that's what up Eadie Barton was the first police officer to respond to the call her father's a very bright light light east of town and agitation color heading west on mount arab activists a philosophic of a theater now at 4:23 a.m. police officer David Martin saw the UFO over a field on the outskirts of Shiloh I happened to look over and saw this large floating object that was just moving very slowly it was probably about a football field in length they had three large bright lights lighting up the sky underneath it I honestly don't know what it was that I saw other than I know it wasn't a plane or a helicopter or a blimp police reported the object over Lebanon over Shiloh over Milstead overdue poe detective mark Lupino says he saw it as it approached a fallon illinois I was driving eastbound on highway 50 when I see the object the UFO if you will I first thought it was probably a bunch of helicopters flying in some type of formation as I drew closer to it I saw it start to cross over the roadway it was unlike anything I have ever seen before you could see the lights and you could see something that they were attached to and it was shaped like a triangle I'm freaking out I'm like what the heck is this so I continued and it's going over these trees by time I get here toward the left turn lane I duck into the last left turn lane here and I stop right about here I wanted to listen this if I get here any type of engine noise I could not hear anything I tried to look again at the UFO and it had already gone behind these trees I put it in reverse to back up a couple seconds to see if I could rewrite to see it it had moved at least a mile away if not further that quick I was just astonished I didn't know what to say I was speechless six people including five police officers saw an object over southern Illinois that night they all described what they saw as a massive triangular object flying in total silence