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Mysterious Light in Sky Raises Fear in Champaign, IL Neighborhood

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Some residents of a Champaign neighborhood say they’re being harassed by some sort of strange, white light that flies. And they say police aren’t taking them seriously.

Linda Turnbull is among the residents of the Garden Hills neighborhood who say they’ve seen the light and complained to police.

She and others say the light silently flies a few dozen feet over the neighborhood. Some say it follows them. Crystal Hayes said the light frightened her young niece.

But Turnbull says police have joked about their complaints.

Police Chief Anthony Cobb says officers are looking into it but says there’s no crime that he knows of.

The city has received complaints in the past about radio-controlled airplanes flying through a neighborhood. But those were elsewhere in town and stopped in 2006.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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