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Baldwin, Illinois (United States)

Sighted on Monday 11. September 2017
Reported on
Shape: Cigar | Duration: 00:07:00
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My cat has a habit of going up to the house up front and bothering the cat that lives there. i was out looking for him so that i could get him inside. looking around for him i noticed what i took to be at first an airplane flying really low. looking at it closer i couldn't see any wings or a tail section, no engines, or anything. this thing was pretty big, too. at least 30 to 50 feet long. it did appear to have something like an antenna on the rear of the craft where a tail would be. it was dark gray/brown in color. the strange thing about it is that there was absolutely no sound coming from it. no noise whatsoever. it stayed in a straight and level flight path until it disappeared behind the trees. it was almost like it was being slowly carried along by the wind, but it was no balloon or dirigible of any kind i've ever seen. there were no exterior lights on it like an airplane would have, like a strobe, or navigation lights. i couldn't tell if it had windows or not even though it was not that far away or very high. i haven't asked around, but there is a large coal fired power plant near here and somebody there must have seen it because it was headed right over it. i didn't have my phone with me so i didn't have a camera. i wish i had. i could have gotten a great picture of it because it was so low and going so slow. i don't know what it was. i've been around airplanes a lot in my life, and this was no ordinary airplane.

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