Form: Research
Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2006 12:37:43 +0000 (GMT)
From: daniel wilson <>
Subject: Spring 1968, Aurora, Illinois, UFO Sighting Report
Cat: 1
To: Francis Ridge <>



Spring 1968

Aurora Illinois Moving Oval Shaped Object
Date: Spring of 1968
Time: Evening

In the late spring of 1968, we had quite a flap of UFO sightings going on in the Aurora area. As a matter of fact, the articles still exist in the Aurora Beacon Newspaper Archives. Toward the end of that period of activity, I got my chance to see one. After dark I was sitting out on our front porch and looking to the east and over a line of trees about 2 or 3 miles away there was this bright light that was moving back and forth over the same path. I watched it for about 5 minutes until I thought to run into the house and get this 2.5 inch refractor telescope that I had. Anyway, when I came back out it was still there so is set the telescope up on it's tripod and lined it up on the path that the object was following.

When I finally got it in sight what I saw was an oval shaped light, red at the front ( the direction of travel at the time ), yellow in the middle and blue at the back. I watched it for a few more passes the it moved off, silently and quickly to the north without gaining altitude- it just got smaller until it was out of sight. Well, I thought the show was over. I stepped out in the middle of our yard, looking all over the sky to the north and east to see if I could see anything else. As I was standing there 2 interceptor jets came out of the west and roared right over me heading north toward where the object disappeared. They just about scared the daylights ( I'm being nice here...) out of me because they were well below 500 feet and on afterburner. I think that I can safely say that was an actual sighting- at least the pilots of those interceptors would certainly agree with me!.

Thank you to the witness for the report.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research