|According to newspaper reports, a young man driving down a gravel road in Wayne County, Illinois, reported seeing a strange light knifing through the low clouds. As he watched it, transfixed, his car died.|
Three days later, the young man got some company.
“Scores of residents” all across the Tri-State, but mostly from Fairfield, reported seeing a “kite-shaped and … bright orange” object loitering in the night sky.
Col. Robert Friend, of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, was called in to investigate.