Date of Sighting: 05/28/2012
Time of Sighting: 2:00 a.m – 4:15 a.m
Location of UFO: Olney, IL, US
UFO Report: Went out in the middle of the country alone to star watch. Was driving to get to a good spot to park, and then noticed an orange orb in my rear view mirror. After making several turns it was still perfectly center in my rear view mirror but only as a small orange orb. I then parked and sat on my trunk as this orb maintained its distance. I continued to sit there and talk to it as if it was standing right next to me. At about 4:15 a.m. the small orb grew into a big bright light for maybe 30-45 secs and then vanished. It was starting to turn into daylight, but the sun was not over the horizon. You can tell in the picture that it is not the sun as it is in front of the tree line. This is not my first u.f.o. experience as I have had multiple sightings of objects that I could not explain to myself flying in the sky, but this is the only photo I was able to take. I just would really appreciate it if you could do some sort of review of the photo and give me a scientific explanation of this orb I witnessed. I also have 3 different pictures of this object that I took back to back to back, all of them in various sizes, but it will only allow me upload one.
Evidence Submitted: Photo
Initial Action: Case opened as an AN1.
Investigation and Findings: Historical case only.
Object Details: Unresolved. Appears to be a lens flare. Witness did not want an investigation.