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Occurred : 1/27/2001 19:30 (Entered as : 01/27/01 19:30)
Reported: 1/29/2001 11:00
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Glendale Hts., IL
Shape: Light
Duration:45 min
((NUFORC Note: We wonder if the witnesses ruled out the planet, Venus, which is quite prominent in the western sky at the time indicated. We will contact the wintess about that possibility. PD))

Saw a bright, soundless light hovering for 45 min., that slowly moved off to the north.

Bright light seen hovering in the western sky for a period of 45 minutes. Aircraft from Ohara airport could be seen circling around behind this object. Object appeared to change shape half a dozen times, but stayed a constant brightness and distance from us. We watched it thru binoculars, but couldn't make out any definite details.After about 45 minutes object slowly moved to the north at a slow but constant speed until our view was blocked by buildings. No noise accompanied this object, although we could hear aircraft that were in the area. I myself have an extensive back round in the aviation field, having worked as an aviation ordananceman in the USMC on 3 different aircraft and I work for a military subcontractor that makes parts for aircraft cockpit displays. This was no aircraft, ballon or other flying object I have ever seen before! One other witness had been a tech on an Hawk missle battery in the USMC and he couldn't identify this object either. The other three witnesses were my wife, daughter and her boy freind. We all were excited to see this and stood outside for 20 minutes in the cold to look at it with the binocular's.