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Occurred : 11/16/1999 19:00 (Entered as : 11/16/99 19:00)
Reported: 11/17/1999 04:23
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Shape: Triangle
Duration:20 seconds
Triangular shaped, solid bright white with bright white tail, moving very fast over north/downtown Chicago, directly towards Lake Michigan.

I live in Chicago and have a nice view facing south, towards the loop. Sometimes I enjoy watching planes fly above the city. I was looking out my window early in the evening on Tuesday, November 16, 1999, and I saw a very bright, white triangular shaped object with a long bright white tail. It looked large enough to be close but I didn't hear any sound from it. It moved directly east towards Lake Michigan and eventually I lost sight of it. I probably saw it for 15-25 seconds. I'm not saying I think it was a UFO, but I don't think it was a regular plane either. Plane lights generally flash, this object was a solid bright white the entire time. Plus, it had a very bright white tail. Finally, it moved very quickly. I think when a plane moves that fast it makes some sort of sonic boom sound. The main reason I'm reporting this is because I think anyone who saw it would be interested in knowing if others saw it. I'd like to know more about it.