BRIGHTVILLE, ILLINOIS – After concerned citizens reported a UFO in the low Western sky, the apparent same object was spotted late in the afternoon the following day.
The previously unidentified object, known as the Moon, was seen last Friday in the hour before sunset and shortly thereafter.
While most people paid little heed to the event, some Brightville residents did report their sightings to the Illinois Department of Illumination.
“We’ve had motorists and pedestrians calling our office to report seeing the object for a second day,” said an IDOI spokestalker. “Though it appeared slightly larger in the sky than last night, we do still firmly believe it is the Moon again.”
Though the Moon is a natural and predictable sight, it is nonetheless not approved to appear in Illinois skies.
As IDOI explains, “To date, nobody has yet filled out the necessary paperwork or filed a license application for the Moon to appear in our skies like it does.”
The unlicensed Moon sightings have fueled assertions from the Nighttime Lighting Association to increase the number of streetlights throughout the state. The rational is that more artificial outdoor lighting will make it difficult to impossible to see any objects in the sky, day or night.
Though the NLA was unavailable for comment, the organization’s website says they are, “committed to the propagation of street lamps, spotlights, and high-intensity outdoor home bulbs so that we’ll never see the dark of night again.”
Critics of the NLA’s position believe that it unnecessarily harms natural night environments by contributing to light pollution.