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Kendall residents report UFO sighting

Updated: March 27, 2013 6:24AM

He owns his own business, has a family and is respected in the community.

Which is why the resident of unincorporated Bristol Township, north of the city of Yorkville, said he did not want to give his name as he described the UFO — yes, unidentified flying object — he thinks he saw from his home Saturday night.

“They’ll say, he’s really off his rocker this time,” the man said Monday.

But the man is sticking to his story that just before 8 p.m. Saturday, he, his wife and his daughter saw two lights moving east northeast, with colors ranging from red, orange, yellow and pink.

The lights “were together either one in front of the other or side by side and going at a pretty good clip and in the eastern sky …,” the man said in his description. Eventually, “one fizzled out and the other lasted a few more moments and appeared to also fizzle out.”

He said he would have thought they could be lit lanterns, except that there was hardly any wind Saturday, and the lights would have had to have been self-propelled.

“Their symmetry was they stayed at the same distance from one another, never straying apart from each other at all,” he added.

The man reported the sighting to MUFON, or the Mutual UFO Network, which advised him to call local press. By reporting what he saw, the man said other people who might have seen the lights could come forward.

“How else are you going to find out?” he said.

According to MUFON, some people in other parts of the country already have come forward and reported a similar occurrence. The man said a sighting in Tucson, Ariz., sounds amazingly like what he saw.

He said someone else has claimed to MUFON that they have it on video.

But no one in proximity to the Bristol Township family apparently saw it, or at least has yet to report it. Yorkville police said they got no reports of strange lights Saturday night.

The man said one of the questions the MUFON website — — asks people who report a sighting is if there was any psychological affect.

“I said, well, sure there was,” he said. “If you see something you can’t explain … I’ve never seen a UFO like that at all before. When it happens to you, it makes you stop.”

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