Category 2, Close Encounters
Preliminary Rating: 5
Classification of Close Encounter is usually
an incident involving an object less than 500
feet from the witness. The size of the
object, viewing conditions, or
stereoscopic vision (depth perception)
may render the object in greater detail and
still qualify the sighting as a Close
Encounter even though the object may have been
beyond 500'. The incident depicted in
the logo was encountered during an intense
storm near Princeton, IN, Aug. 1973.
March 2, 1955; Huntley, Illinois (BBU)
5:00 p.m. Car was followed by 3 elongated "balloons," each showing 8 red lights and about 20 ft long. (Vallée Magonia 362)
March 2, 1955; Huntley, Illinois (BBU)Detailed reports and documents
5:00 p.m. local. Car followed by three objects, two of which flew parallel to the car at 5 feet above the terrain for 10 minutes. Described as black and elongated and about 20' long, with eight red lights and white lights on each end. The third object was a white light at 500'. Object on the right shot out a red lighted cross for five minutes. Project Record card says, "by daylight the object was gone".
The AF Commander in his report says "reporting witness was mentally normal and completely rational." I was confused by the time period and the mention of the object being gone by daylight.
It is confusing but I think that when it says he "stopped at the all-night gas station" it means he was on a long journey (he'd been driving already for 6 hours) and stopped there for the night. Either they had rooms or he slept in the car. He didn't see the lights disappear, maybe because they were still there when he went to sleep. When he woke up in the morning there was nothing there any more.
reports/550302huntley_report.htm (Dan Wilson)
reports/550302huntley_diggs.htm (Bill Diggs)