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Occurred : 9/30/2005 23:30 (Entered as : 09/30/2005 23:30)
Reported: 10/2/2005 9:05:48 AM 09:05
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Tinley Park, IL
Shape: Circle
Duration:1 hour
The 3 red lights of south chicago

My three friends and myself were at the Tinley Park Pub and Eatery late Friday night. I went outside to call a friend and noticed the three red lights. They were definatley way to high to be a helo, and too quiet and too still to be an aircraft (a jet turbine requires far too much inlet pressure, and these objects were moving relatively slow, too slow to power a jet turbine). While I first started watching the lights, I noticed an airplane flying through the area, I first thought the lights would react to the plane, but they just kept moving very slowly. The airplane flew over me in about thirty seconds, the 3 lights remained. I got my friends outside of the bar to see them. They slowly circled each other, 3 red glowing balls, slowly getting brighter, then dimming themselves out. They had moved from a staggered line formation (when I first saw them) to a broken triangle formation. After my friends were watching for about fifteen minutes, the top one on the triangle did its normal, bright then dim out routine, but after it dimmed it never returned. The remaining two lights moved very slowly around each other. After I had seen them we were deductively going through possibilities of why they were getting dim and brighter. My one friend suggested cloud cover, but the sky was completely clear. My parents had contacted me via my cell phone, and informed me they we watching the lights as well. Now from where I was standing, they looked very far in the distance and to the north. My father had informed me that they were very close over the golf course next to our house (george w dunne. forest preserve course/yankee woods) and insisted that they were withing the atmosphere, therefore ruling out a possibility of satellites. I went back into the pub after watching the lights for close to an hour with my friends. When we all were leaving the pub, they were no longer in the sky.

(NUFORC Note: All reports of the two sightings (23:15 hrs., 30SE05, and 01:10 hrs., 01OC05) from Illinois will be passed along to Dr. Mark Rodighier, Director of the CENTER FOR UFO STUDIES, Chicago, as well as to Mr. Dave Marler, State Director of the MUTUAL UFO NETWORK for the State of Illinois, who will pass them along to his Field Investigators in the Chicago area.

We would be most grateful if witnesses to this event would please submit a detailed report of their sighting, using the ONLINE REPORT FORM on our website, and we will pass those reports along to those two investigators above. PD))