Published: 3:53 PM 3/21/2012
Bloomington, Illinois - 03-02-12
Shape: Chevron - Duration: 45 seconds
A V-shaped craft with about 6 lights on each "wing" above Bloomington.
Last night I let my dog out in the backyard and earlier in the night I had seen Venus and Jupiter.
I was looking to see if I could still see them, but they had set by this point. When I looked up to the southwest away from my house, I saw a V-shaped object flying from left to right (south to north).
It was a flying V of orange, dim lights with the point of the V being the front.
There were about 6 lights on each "wing" of the V.
The individual lights looked strange and more of a halo than a normal light having a dimmer center and brighter ring around the center of each light. I watched the object for about 30 seconds and tried to pull my phone out and take a picture but was not able to get one, probably because it was too dim.
Within a few seconds of this, the object moved behind some trees and I lost track of it behind the bare branches. I live close to the Bloomington Airport and am used to hearing and seeing planes.
This was not like anything I have ever seen before, and it was completely silent. I did have the thought that it may be multiple planes flying in formation, but the lights did not look like lights I've ever seen on a plane before.
In addition to that, it would have been about a dozen planes flying in a perfect V formation which does not seem likely.
It was not moving across the sky very fast, so it was either low or slow, or at a pretty high altitude. If this object was moving the speed of a normal jet and at about the same altitude as them, then it was much larger than any passenger plane.
I have no idea what this thing was. The only thing I've ever seen before this that looked anything like it was from a Discovery TV show about UFOs.
I'm not exactly convinced it was some alien spaceship, but I do know it wasn't something we normally see flying around.