WINGED CREATURES OVER ILLINOIS
The following is an account of how we happened to see these giant "bird-like" creatures and the events that followed.
On 5/10/68, 10:05 p.m., with a thin cloud cover, the ceiling was approximately 10,000 feet and the moon was partly visible, more than half but not full. The wind was calm. I had gone to the kitchen to get a drink of water. There is a window which faces East toward a shopping center two blocks away. I saw something bright out of the corner of my eye that caught my attention outside and at the top of the window. I looked out the window and saw a giant "bird-like" creature that glowed fluorescent from the street lights reflection on it. I called my wife, Wilma, and we both ran out the back door to get a better look. To our amazement there were three of them, in a "V" formation, moving away from us. They were clearly visible flying at an approximate height of 500 feet. They were moving from 25 to 35 mph. They had gone over our house moving in a southeasterly direction. They would have had to approach from the Northwest.
They looked like they had either feathers or scales with a metallic appearance that glowed fluorescent with the light reflected on them. They didn't seem to have a neck, just a head. Their tail was short and seemed to be cone-shaped. The wing spread was approximately 15 to 20 feet. It was really an unbelievable sight, and frightening. As they moved away we stood and watched them. Their flight was not that of an ordinary bird -- but instead a graceful, fluttering motion that was breathtaking because of their size.
We then saw two objects to the South with pulsating red lights moving in the same direction at the same speed. The objects appeared to be at about the same height as the "birds." They were moving west, on a course to intercept the "birds." One of the objects turned out its lights and the other either circled or reversed itself to a point where they could meet. My wife said that we must never mention this to anyone as no one would believe us.
A few days later were visiting with my brother, Ward, and his wife, Louise, but obviously did not mention what we had seen. After we had visited awhile, my brother casually asked if we had seen anything unusual a few nights ago around 10:00 PM. We, of course, knew what he was referring to, so we told him what we had seen. My brother lives one block east of the shopping center, while we live two blocks west -- three blocks from each other.
He noticed the "birds" or "creatures" from the West window in his house. He ran out the back door to get a better look. When he first saw them out the window, they were approximately 7 or 8 blocks away, which would be on the edge of the city limits. They were coming from the Northwest and toward his home. When he got outside they were closer and were a frightening sight. He could hardly believe what he was seeing. Since they were coming toward him, he ran back into the house and called to his wife, Louise. They both watched from the West window as they changed course to the South and disappeared. Their description matched ours in every detail.
On 10/20/68, 9:00 p.m. is another entry in the "log" concerning a giant "bird" or "winged creatures." This birdlike creature was moving east to west. When my wife and I first saw the "thing" it was approaching us at approximately 60 degrees, and it flew directly over us. Since it was higher (500 to 1000 feet) the reflection of the street lights did not make it appear quite as luminous. This one was by itself but the description was the same as the others. However, it seemed to be having trouble as the right wing was slightly lower than the left wing. Both wings were barely moving, and in an erratic manner. Its head (again, no neck) turned as if it had spotted us looking at it. The head continued to look toward us as it went over. We sighted no UFOs that night, but there had been other reports in the area on previous nights. This really scared us and we went inside for the rest of the night. These giant "birds or creatures" obviously do not naturally inhabit this planet, so in my opinion they would have to be extraterrestrial. I had never heard of reports of such "birds" or "creatures." We cannot deny what we saw. The accounts are accurate and true to the best of our ability.