(Video Frame from "The Edge of Reality: Illinois UFO, January 5, 2000") This time the lights were observed to be at the rear of the undersurface.
Officer Bartons communications could be monitored on the CENCOM radio channel by any others tuned to that frequency and thus a police officer in Shiloh picked up the chatter., attached to the radio transmission recordings), Shiloh police officer David Martin reported that he saw something but that he didnt know what it was.
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.
As a result of my involvement in the production of a documentary that details this UFO sighting, I have had the opportunity to correspond with some of the witnesses over a period of time and stay in touch with developments regarding the sighting.
An unrecognizable aerial object was next reported seen at approximately am the next morning, January 5, by a small business owner, Melvern Noll of Highland, Illinois. Noll told the Highland police department that the object was as big as a two or three story house, with many red lights underneath it (which actually consisted of a circular arrangement), one very bright light at the front like a headlight, and what appeared to be windows, lit up from inside on the sides and the back. Officer Barton then proceeded to look for the UFO and spotted it in the direction of Summerfield, Illinois. another witness, a resident of Summerfield, observed the object for about 2 minutes at an approximate altitude of 900 feet and 800 feet distance.
He turned on his emergency overhead lights and proceeded south on Rt. He reported the object to be at least twice the size of a C-5 cargo plane (222 foot wingspan).The irregularity of a naval battleship was used as a reference.