|Occurred : 6/22/2001 21:00 (Entered as : 6/22/01 21:00)
Reported: 7/24/2001 22:49
Location: Downers Grove, IL
|Orange disc above Downers Grove, IL
The moon was just barely a crescent-shaped sliver that night, so it was a very dark sky. I could see a lot of stars, I could see Mars very brightly in the southern sky (Mars was not moving of course!) I looked directly above my head and saw a bright orangeish disc-shaped object floating along in the sky from east to west at a very steady speed, but not very fast. We are close to O'Hare International Airport so I can easily distinguish a plane or jet flying at night as opposed to, well something that's not a plane! This object flew along for about twenty seconds then went behind a tree from my point of view....the object never reappeared!!! I know what satellites look like in the night sky, this was too big to be a satellite. It was not a plane because planes have flashing lights and planes are not orange and circular! Also, as I mentioned before I realize where Mars was that night. I assure you I was not looking at Mars. Mars was in the southern sky, this object was directly above me. This object was surprisingly bright as well. The orange color was not a dark orange but rather a lighter brighter orange. ???
((NUFORC Note: Source is anonymous. PD))