There I was, less than 24 hours after launching Vernon Hills Patch, when I saw this after searching for "Vernon Hills Illinois" on Twitter:
"UFO Sighting in Vernon Hills, Illinois, on May 26th 2012 — 7-10 Glowing Red Orbs Traveling Across Sky going East."
At first I said, "What? That's ridiculous." And then I saw this, from a different person:
"At about 10:50 I saw 7 UFOs flying over Vernon Hills, IL, Did anybody else?"
That message was also from May 26.
While the X-Files fanatic in me wants to be like Fox Mulder and say "I want to believe," the journalist in me says I must be skeptical.
Now, sure, I've read lots of reports of UFOs being seen in the skies over Illinois. Some sort of aircraft? Most likely. From "out of this world"? Doubt it. Little green men? Highly unlikely.
What do you think? Did you see anything strange in the skies above Vernon Hills or other local towns last weekend?
The truth is out there.