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Occurred : 7/16/2004 16:30 (Entered as : 07/16/2004 16:30)
Reported: 8/25/2004 1:30:50 PM 13:30
Posted: 9/1/2004
Location: Chicago, IL
Shape: Egg
Duration:2 - 3 hours
3 big balls of light just sitting in the sky over by O'Hare Airport

A friend of mine ((name deleted))), lives between Bryn Marr & Winthrop. Her apt. window is about 6 or 7 stories up facing west, towards O'hare airport. We were sitting in her living room and she said, look at the pretty lights. So another friend ((name #2 deleted))), and myself went to see what she was speaking of. ((witness #1)) said those lights have just been sitting there in one spot all evening, before I made it to her home around 8pm. When I looked out the window there were dozens of planes flying around. some really close others very far but definately more than usual. At first we thought they were flares. But we did not see them fall out of a plane or shoot up from the ground. There were at least 3 lights just slowly fading in & out in a row. One of them slowly hovered up and down. But the thing that struck me is that it was so damn bright. Not like a plane with a few lights and definately not a blimp. It just sat there in one place for hours while other identifiable planes were around. We decided to go the the roof of her building 3 stories higher, and they were still there. Then we thought it could have been planes waiting to gas up or for a place to land. But planes just do not sit like that, not even military fighter planes and with no noise. we can hear evey plane that flew around but these were very quiet. The objects, from the few miles distance were from, looked egg shaped light bulb about the size of a Mini-van.

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