Between Marion and Crab Orchard, Illinois
June 18th 1984
UFOINFO Online Sighting Report
Location: Marion, Illinois
Number of witnesses: 3
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: It was a symmetrical ellipse, oval in shape
Could your sighting be a UFO balloon/lantern?: No
Weather Conditions: Clear, sunny
Description: Mother, my sister and I were heading to see our grandmother, I noticed a very bright oval shaped light in the sky about 50' up and 100' to our left, that appeared to be brighter than the sun. Mother stopped and we watched the object stop and hover, then accelerate forward at speeds I cant describe, stop dead in its tracks then accelerate vertically so quickly it appeared to be a beam of light.
We watched until it was completely out of our site, during the entire experience there was not a sound from the object and the birds had even become silent. The area was farmland and woods, undeveloped area between Marion and Crab Orchard Illinois. We did not get any photos. I would like to know if anyone had gotten a photo of the event.