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WITNESS #6 TESTIMONY

 

AS YOU KNOW I WAS OUT THERE FOR SEVERAL DAYS AND GOT A PRETTY GOOD PICTURE OF WHAT WENT DOWN, BUT I DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO TALK WITH YOU. CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT YOU SAW THE MORNING OF JANUARY 5TH, 2000?

I wasn't nearly as close as anybody else. It was pretty high up in the sky whenever I seen it. The only reason I would have noticed it was because the Millstadt guy called me on the radio. I was just sitting there looking around. I saw a plane first and then I seen this.

WAS THE PLANE IN THE SAME AREA?

No, it was a few minutes before it. I got the binoculars out and I could tell it wasn't like a normal aircraft. It had a lot more lights and stuff on it. Dispatch called Lambert Airport and Dispatch asked if I could still see it and I said, Yeah. Dispatch said that Lambert said there was nothing there. The official thing from Scott was that they had their radar turned off that night, you know.

DID IT FLY OVER DUPO?

No, it stayed to the east.

HOW HIGH WOULD YOU SAY IT WAS?

It wasn't as high as say a commercial aircraft travels. It was higher than like private airplanes fly. If you look at the horizon line, it was a little bit above that. It was going like north and then it went back east.

IT WENT BACK EAST?

Yeah.

WHERE DID YOU SEE IT NORTHBOUND, OVER WHERE?

It was like halfway between Millstadt and Cahokia.

BETWEEN MILLSTADT AND CAHOKIA, AND THEN IT TURNED?

Yeah, It turned and went back east.

COULD YOU MAKE A GUESS ABOUT HOW HIGH IT WAS?

It was probably about 10,000. I'm not very good at altitudes. It wasn't nearly as high as you see the big airliners fly.

DID YOU SEE IT GO UP TO THAT LEVEL?

No.

I GUESS YOU DIDN'T SEE IT GO UP TO THAT ALTITUDE, DID YOU?

No.

I THINK IN MILLSTADT THEY SAID IT WAS ABOUT 800-1000 FEET.

Yeah.

AND YOU'RE ONLY 7-8 MILES FROM MILLSTADT, RIGHT?

Yeah

It was higher than private planes fly, but near as high as the commercial aircraft.

WHAT DID IT LOOK LIKE TO YOU THROUGH THE BINOCULARS?

It looked like it was taller in the middle and wider on both sides. It was like real wide and real long. I couldn't really see a feel shape. It was like a vague outline.

WHAT KIND OF LIGHTS COULD YOU SEE?

Red, White, and there may have been some blue in there too. The white ones were at the extremes, the red were in the middle.

ABOUT WHAT TIME DID YOU SEE IT?

Probably not even 5 minutes after Millstadt called it in.

IT WAS GOING NORTH WHEN YOU SAW IT AND THEN IT WENT BACK EAST.

It went north and it wasn't going very fast.

CAN YOU COMPARE IT TO ANYTHING YOU'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE?

No.

HAVE YOU SEEN IT SINCE?

No.


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