||UFO Flying Object Paranormal
Police Officers Witness UFO
Large Triangle Craft Over Illinois
|Police Officers Witness UFO
Large Triangle Craft Over Illinois
Details surrounding the unexplained lights in the sky
over Illinois on January 5th, 2000. Included are interviews and dramatic
re-creations. Also: Investigators from UFO organizations make inquiries
and obtain sketches from eyewitnesses.
It’s now been more than ten years since the sighting of a huge, unidentified triangular-shaped UFO by police officers and civilians in the early morning hours of January 5th, 2000, over the state of Illinois.
A school teacher, Stephen Winnacott, was on his way to work from Centerville, Illinois and noticed a strange stationary object in the sky.
It was huge, triangular, had 2 very bright white lights and many other smaller lights around it
Since that time, the incident has been viewed by many as one of the most substantial UFO sightings in the history of the phenomenon, due almost entirely to the testimonials given by the law enforcement officers involved.
The sighting of an unidentified and unrecognizable aircraft of tremendous size, noted by several witnesses to be approximately the size of a football field, began on January 4th, 2000, around 10:30pm over Lake Forest, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
The witness was outside his home when he saw a triangular-shaped UFO, “much bigger than a Boeing 747”, heading over him from the northeast.
He was stunned by its size, the strange slowness of its movement, the total lack of sound from the object and the light display on the underside, which he approximated to be maybe 500 individual lights spaced evenly across the entire undersurface.
In a report given to a UFO investigator from the National Institute of Discovery Science, the witness said, “it was just a very surreal experience”. The UFO moved almost directly over the witness’s home and was headed in a southwesterly direction.
Because of this, the sighting has also been targeted for critical and not-so-critical analysis by UFO investigative organizations, as well as the media and has sparked the curiosity of members of the United States government and the military.
Police Witness Triangle UFO
UFO sighting over southwestern Illinois on the morning of January 5th, 2000
Various police officers
witness UFOs over the skies of Illinois on January 5th, 2000 at 4am from
the ground that they are patrolling.
One officer patrolling stated
"Also be advised, there is a very bright...white light east of town. It
looks like it's just east of Summerfield ...and it keeps changing
colors...it doesn't look like an aircraft though."
stated "This object was above me about 500 feet, it was huge."
police officer said "It's like it tried to camouflage itself against the night
sky. Like it was trying to project the star-field above it on the
"Black triangles" are a class of unidentified flying objects with certain common features which have reportedly been observed from the 1940s to the present. Reports of black triangles originally came from the United States and United Kingdom.
Reports generally describe this class of UFOs as enormous, silent, black triangular crafts, hovering or slowly cruising at low altitudes over cities and highways, usually at night and making no attempt to evade detection. These crafts are often described as having "running lights", either bright white lights or pulsing colored lights that appear at each corner of the triangle.
Declassified research (subject to a Freedom of
Information request) from the UK Ministry of Defense suggests that
"black triangle" class UFO sightings are caused by buoyant formations of
high-energy plasma electricity, which emanate an unidentified energy
field that refracts light, producing the appearance of a black polygonal
shape with lights at the corners. But this particular explanation is
not considered fact in all cases.
Most black triangle reports indicate that the craft are at least 200 ft
(60 m) long and similar to the dimensions of a typical football field in
width. They typically appear silently and seemingly "out of nowhere",
drifting a few hundred feet or less above the ground.
Black triangles are usually described by witnesses as moving very slowly
or hovering in one place for varying periods of time, sometimes even
The craft are also sometimes reported by witnesses to be
capable of sudden, rapid acceleration, as is often mentioned in
descriptions of other types of UFOs.Some triangular UFO reports are
likely sightings of one or more black projects under development by the
U.S. military and contractors.
However, the facts that triangles are usually reported in and around
populated areas and that they make no effort to evade detection cast
doubt on whether such sightings are of military craft.
comparison to the F-117 Nighthawk and B-2 Spirit stealth aircraft, which
were sighted only occasionally during testing over sparsely populated
areas of the Southwest United States such as Groom Lake (Area 51),
usually at night and by dedicated civilian observers of military
The sightings report clearly visible
objects over densely populated areas and highways, mostly in the United
States and Britain, but other parts of the world as well.
Triangular-shaped UFOs have been reported since the 1940s. Accounts of flying triangles, wedges, or boomerangs have increased dramatically since the 1990s.
Multiple witnesses across south-west and west England saw a large black triangle at low speeds. Analysis of the sightings by Nick Pope concluded that the object moved in a north-easterly course from Cornwall to Shropshire over a period of approximately 6 hours.
A geographic distribution of U.S. sightings has been correlated by a
currently inactive American-based investigative organization, the
National Institute for Discovery Science, which led to a July 2002
report which suggested that the craft may belong to the U.S. Air Force;
however, a subsequent report in August 2004 by the same organization
(NIDS) found that the rash of sightings did not conform to previous
deployment of black project aircraft and that the objects' origins and
agendas were unknown.
The fact that police officers are witnessing UFOs makes this
even more credible to what others are reporting and seeing over the
Black triangles are the subject of much speculation in the ufology community and various conspiracy theories, as well as more skeptical hypotheses. Common explanations include the following:
- craft of extraterrestrial origin
- top-secret craft containing suppressed or reverse-engineered anti-gravity technology
- the Aurora, an alleged hypersonic spy plane
- misidentifications of one or more conventional aircraft
- psychological phenomenon, such as the availability of previous reports influencing suggestible witnesses
- B-2 Spirit stealth bomber or F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter
- satellites passing overhead, whose points make what appear to be a black triangle in the sky
- buoyant formations of high-energy plasma
electricity, which emanate an unidentified energy field that refracts
light, producing the appearance of a black polygonal shape with lights
at the corners