UFO SIGHTING REPORT
Custer Park, Illinois 1955 Or 1956 Sighting
Date: Approximately 1955 or 1956
Time: Daytime sighting.
Approximately 1955 or 1956, and this one is very special to me for reasons that I am sure you will understand. I was raised in Aurora Illinois, about 40 miles west of Chicago. My grandmother lived by herself in a farm house on the edge of a very small town called Custer Park. When I was little, I used to spend weekends with her once in a while. One weekend in the spring or summer ( I was only about 4 or 5) I was staying over, and as the sun was going down my grandmother was outside getting drinking water from the pump attached to her well. She called me outside and pointed to the west where the sun had already set but was still lighting up the horizon. As she pointed, she said, "Look (name removed), there goes one of God's angels". What she was pointing at was a large bright white light moving silently across the sky from west to east, intense like a star but bigger. Remember, I am talking about 1955 or 1956 here, and that was before any satellites were launched and before the quiet t jets at high altitude we are now used to were flying so there should have been nothing that could move silently across the sky at that time. And you know, I am 53 now, but that memory from when I was 4 or 5 will always stay as fresh in my memory as if it happened yesterday. My grandmother and I were always very close, and to share that moment with her was indescribably special.
Thank you to the witness for this report.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research