- On January 5, 2000 at approximately 4:28am 1, Officer
Craig A. Stevens was on Patrol in the Village of Millstadt. I was monitoring
radio traffic when I heard a report via CENCOM, that the Highland Police
Department had a report of a large object flying in the air.
- CENCOM dispatched Lebanon P.D. to respond. I heard Lebanon
state, is the guy 10-55. Later I heard Lebanon state that he observed
the object, and that it headed in the direction of Shiloh, and to have
Shiloh P.D. be on the look out for it. I then heard that Shiloh had spotted
the object. I drove to the east end of town to see if I could observe the
object. Then I drove to the north end of town, in the Liederkranz Park
parking lot. While I was sitting there I observed a very large flying
object coming from a southward direction. The object was flying very low
from 500 to 1000 ft., and was flying very slowly. The object was making
no noise. I could only hear a very low decibel buzzing sound. Then the
object began banking to the north east direction, and continued to cruise
away from me toward the area of Dupo.
- I contacted dispatch, and advised them that I had spotted
the object. I exited the patrol car, and took the Polaroid camera from
the trunk, and attempted to take a picture. The camera was very cold.
The temp was only approximately 18 to 20 degrees outside, and the picture
did not seem to exit the camera properly.
- I heard Dupo P.D. advise CENCOM that they quite possibly
observed the object, but it was at a very high altitude.
- Pictures are right here
- I returned to the station, and drew a rough sketch of
the object, typed a report of my observations.