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Occurred : 8/4/2001 16:00 (Entered as : 08/04/01 16:00)
Reported: 8/6/2001 06:17
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Wheaton, IL
Shape: Circle
Duration:1-2 min.
white/silver circle at first stationary, then rising in altitude rapidly until no longer visible

Standing in the backyard of my sister's home around 4 PM in the afternoon, playing with my 3 year old nephew with squirt guns, I happened to glance upwards and saw, at an altitude which I couldn't determine, though it seemed to be as high as a commercial jet, a round whitish-silvery circle, which looked about the size of a pin-head from where I stood, motionless in a clear blue sky. I watched it for about a minute, and then it seemed to shoot upwards at a rapid speed, which caught me off guard, causing me to sort of startle, until I could no longer see it. Since my little nephew continued running around and playing the whole time, which was less than a couple minutes entirely, he didn't see it, not that it would be unusual to him if he did at his age.