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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1989 (Entered as : 1989 pm)
Reported: 12/7/2002 3:12:21 PM 15:12
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Chicago (near),
Shape: Formation
Duration:a few minutes
3 specks of light/triangle formation/got brighter&larger/moved fast to rt side of commercial airplane.

While on a commercial aircraft flying from California to Philadelphia, PA in mid to late 1989, the Captain announced that an object was coming up on the starboard side of the planem the right side. And the Chicago tower has identified it as an unidentified flying object. (He did not use the acrynom UFO).

I was sitting in a window seat on the right side of the plane and looked out the window. I didn't see anything except absolute blackness. Then I saw three small specks of light in a triangle formation in the far distance. In less than a minute, these lights had gotten brighter and larger as they quickly moved towards the plane, in straight line. It was as though they had been catapaulted closer. Then they stopped moving and appeared to be stationary, moving at the same speed as the plane and maintaining the same distance from the plane. They appeared to move with us as the moon does in the night sky. Then as quickly as they appeared, the lights suddenly started moving away. The movement curved a little bit as they moved away. They moved very fast but not so fast as to cause a streak in the sky. The lights just got smaller they moved further into the distance. Then finally fading into the dark sky.

I have told my daughter, who was a toddler at the time about this story. I'm not sure she believes me or others I have shared this story with.

I'm not sure if O'Hara Airport reports these sightings by commercial aircraft, but I am a witness to one such event which they were aware of. Does the FAA make such reports? Are they available to the public?

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))