Illinois October 21, 2017
The Grass Lake Mystery In Illinois Still Baffles People Today
Unsolved for more than 40 years, there is an Illinois mystery that has been baffling people since it began. It is hard to believe, but the events in this story were all reported by actual witnesses who gave similar details.
Get your detective cap out and see if you believe this strange story. Keep scrolling for the tale of the Grass Lake Mystery…
Our tale begins in a small farming community that is now part of Chain O'Lakes near the Illinois-Wisconsin border. In 1973, reports of UFO sightings at Grass Lake started trickling into local police. Residents said they saw orange lights in the sky.
Police got so many calls about these orange lights that, unable to do anything about them, they eventually stopped responding to the reports.
Three separate families who lived on the lake saw the lights. The orange globes were always in different spots, such as in the sky or over the lake. Sometimes, they even appeared right in front of someone, they would slowly move off and fade away.
A local New Age group offered to try and communicate with the lights around 1975. By this time, it had become a nightly occurrence that these eerie orbs hung in the air. They seemed to respond to questions during communication efforts, but then even stranger things began to happen...
Soon after attempting to communicate with the orange lights, residents noticed clocks turning ahead, radios tuning themselves, and furniture falling over. Families also reported their houses bouncing or shaking up and down.
Creepier still were the unusual sounds they heard, like claws and knocking on the sides of houses. There were also often foul odors of fish and sulfur. Eventually, residents started seeing shadows of weird creatures described as large and reptilian, as well as sinister with elongated eyes.
To this day no one knows what really happened at Grass Lake. Were the residents lying? Was it ghosts or alien activity? There have been no recent reports of paranormal activity, but as the police stopped listening long ago, it could just be that locals stopped reporting.
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