Report from MUFON:
Date of event: April 10, 2010
Location of event: Illinois, USA
"Whilst driving home on Saturday evening (4/10/2010) with my wife after grocery shopping, we saw a very strange flying object in the night sky at 8:35 PM. At first it appeared to be the bright light of a plane or helicopter, but then as it neared there was a 'funnel' shaped array of flashing lights emanating from the center of the large bright light in an upwards direction.
Image left: Witness depiction.
As it passed overhead at a relatively slow speed, it appeared that the funnel shaped lights were engulfing the large bright light and were much bigger in diameter. I turned into a side street to watch the object disappear to the southwest. I heard no sound at all coming from the object.
Anybody got any ideas as to what we saw? By the way we had not been shopping for booze!!