Monday, October 18, 2004 at Monday, October 18, 2004
Visitors landing in Tinley Park, Illinois?
More than a dozen people reported to the National UFO Reporting Center at www.nuforc.org that they saw strange lights above Tinley Park, Orland Park and Matteson on Aug. 21.

23 comments

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I saw them on many ocassions, including tonight, 10/31/2004. They move into triangle formation, then into a line. eventually they dissapeared one by one.

  2. Tonight 10/31/2004, 2 of us went for a walk and noticed a orangeish red light in the sky above Tinley Park Illinois around 171st street and 88th Ave. about 9:30pm. We then got another person to come outside and look at what we saw. The orangeish red ight seemed to hover in the sky above us not moving and only on air plane came by and the light semed to get dimmer and shift slightly when the plane came near it, the time we saw it the sky was quiet. We got binoculars and looked at it. it seemed to be a line shape, going from very bright to very dim, seeming to have a little light flash once in a while. the sky seemed a bit foggy except where the light object was the moon seemed to be darker then normal. Eventually the light just seemed to dissapeare. Then the moon was weird like in the movies where the clouds just part not fluffy like clouds, they seemed thick and dark slowly parting away from the moon. After the moon was revealed again and the light was gone at least 10 planes came over head.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Today (10/31) was my first sighting of them.. around 8:00pm with alot of my friends. Very cool to see

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Very weird to see.....three red lights that looked like stars.....then they were in a triangle....Something is out there, or someone is playing a really good joke.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    10/31/04
    I saw it too, 3 red lights, low in the sky, slowly moving north east, getting dimmer as the hour went by as almost leaving this atmosphere, unexplainable, cant think of anything else it could have been. If it was a UFO, Im excited to say I saw it! But why here in Tinley Park?, hopefully theyre not coming for me !!

  6. kevin Says:

    Also saw the red lights on 10/31/04. We had about 20 people at our house for a Halloween party that saw them. I took pictures (not digital) and am curious what they will show. My wife and I also saw them on 8/21/04 in the same area just above 171st and Harlem. After they formed into an inverted triangle shape, they faded away.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    I agree with the previous comments. I saw the lights in August from my home in Tinley Park, IL. I was at my inlaws in Oak Forest, IL last night(October 31st) and saw them again. Same decription same time frame again as stated in the previous comments. We need some answers!

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Around 8:00 pm on Oct 31, 2004 at 174th Place and 80th Av. we saw three bright red lights that seemed to be in a single line formation moving slowly in a easterly direction. There was no sound as you would hear when an airplane is overhead. When they were east of our location we watched them form a triangle. After a while they seemed to disappear into the atmosphere. Around thirty minutes later we were called by an neighbor saying there was another red light in the sky moving from the west following the same direction as the previous red lights we observed. We watched it and when it was directly over us it appeared to hover. Again there was no sound of a motor. This bright red light moved in a easterly direction then disappeared into the atmosphere.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    I did see the red lights as well. I did not know what they were until i found out in school today. A friend of mine's uncle took three garbage bags and mixed chemicals in them. The bags floated up and a chemical reaction occurred with the chemicals inside. We've all been had.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Any confirmation and further explanation of the chemical reaction comment above. The bag doesn't seem to go along with the triangle formations or the oblong description.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    My wife, daughter and myself witnessed three distinct lights which emitted white strobe like flashes south of our Tinley Park home at the end of January. It immediatley got our attention because it was too high to be a plane tower and the flashes were more rapid than what i would associate with a plane. The distance between the lights and their position did not suggest that these were on the same "structure" how the strobe affect was identical. We attempted to load our camcorder to recorded but unfortunately the lights were not there once were ready to record. I have no idea what it was however thought it significant enough to post....

  12. Sept. 30th 2005 Sighting 11:18pm Tinley Park, IL

    i was walking with my g/f an was headed west. we had turned the corner an were headed north when i noticed a red dot in the high east sky. for some odd reason i had turned an looked west an saw 2 more bright an big red dots headed in the third red dots direction. as the 2 other red dots approached i paused to see if i could detect a blue or white flashing to see if it was a plane or not. then we had noticed its flight pattern was wavey. almost like you would when you were sking an wanted to slow down your desent down a hill. it then continued from low west, to high east fading out...

    anyone else happen to catch this, or explain it. i just know it was almost the exact thing that i saw oct 31, 04

  13. Anonymous Says:

    We also saw them tonight shortly after 11pm. Our neighbor spotted the first one heading west to east than while we were watching it two more showed up. The Second two were lined up north to south and mooving slowly and seemed to be going up and down somewhat. We all watched them for quite some time mooving so slowly we somtimes we could not tell if they were even mooving.After about 20 or so minutes they finally seemed to blink off over oak forest on at a time, but in no order.

  14. Anonymous Says:

    10/1/05. Today is the second time I saw these dots. Once last year in October and today at 1:00am. Has anyone else seen these this year? It was kind of spooky.

  15. If anyone would like to chat about these sightings in the Illinois area feel free to leave a message at this blogger site I have started with the few sightings I have had so far with friends.

    http://freakedintinley.blogspot.com

  16. Anonymous Says:

    My mother and brother saw the lights last night.9/31/05. My brother saw them while he was in Orland Park and called my mother who was in Alsip. She saw them also. My brother was driving when he saw them and pulled over to talk to a cop that was parked. They both watched the lights and the cop said the department has already had several calls about them

  17. Anonymous Says:

    has anyone else heard anything about these lights last night? I was at work and heard some people referring to them

  18. Anonymous Says:

    I saw the three red lights, too. It was around 9:00 p.m. on October2, 2005. They were West from my living room window hoovering over the condo to the West of mine. I watched them and waited for them to continue to fly toward my home, but they disappeared. After that, I saw at least 6 00r 7 planes flying overhead. (only minutes apart and at least 3 at a time.

  19. Anonymous Says:

    In Fresno Ca, my neighbor and I were talking outside on the night of Nov. 11 when we notice a bright red light come from the horizon going across the sky towards the south. Then it stopped and remained for about 5 minutes. It was brighter than any airplane flying around at the time. It seemed to get brighter at times then dissapeared. Couldnt tell what shape it might have been. Glad I had someone else there to witness it too!

  20. Anonymous Says:

    I've recently learned of these Tinely Park citings, and I'm currently doing a documentary on it. If anyone would like to help me by telling me their story (what they saw, or what their friends saw), I'd be very grateful (and interested).
    This is such an interesting happening.
    anyway, you can email me at sundaymourningcall@gmail.com, or rcoughlin@robertmorris.edu. Thanks in advance!

  21. Anonymous Says:

    My name is Ryan Coughlin and I'm doing a documentary on the Tinley Park sightings. Email (again) is rcoughlin@robertmorris.edu or sundaymourningcall@gmail.com.

  22. benbenben Says:

    I have seen this also tonight, in kent, england. There were 3 red/orange dots in a V shape and they gradually faded into the distance.

  23. Anonymous Says:

    This freaked me out when i found out other people have seen them to. I was with 3 of my closet friends on oct. 31, 2006. We were at the corner about a half block from my house laying on the ground so when ever a cop rolled by it would shine its lights at us we thought it was pretty funny but when were looking up we noticed 3 red lights, i was the first one to notice them moving slowy. just as we were about to run like little girls they went faster in the southeast direction and then we ran back to my house trust me this story is true i dont think the 4 of us would lie.