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Occurred : 9/30/2005 23:15 (Entered as : 09/30/2005 23:15)
Reported: 10/6/2005 9:48:57 PM 21:48
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Oak Forest, IL
Shape: Light
2 Bright Red lights above my house, then gain altitude before heading east very slowly

Arriving home and parking my car in the driveway, I noticed two bright RED lights almost above my Home. My Son who arrived at the same time also saw these lights. There movement was extremely slow. Thought they might be Hot air balloons, but heard no Noise that might be produced by a propane burner. My son called a meterological friend in Dekalb, Ill. some 45 miles away and he reported to us seeing only one red light to the eastnortheast (approx 45degrees)from his viewing area. The two lights from first observation were seperated by 15 degrees from my vantage point and did not see any other lights to the north, although I did not scan the complete sky because of buildings and trees.

As we observed for 5 minutes, these lights appeared to be dropping down. Not knowing what they were, I alerted other family members to get out of the house in case of a crash. As the rest of the family came out, we all observed for another ten minutes as these lights seem to be gaining altitude. At this point the lights were seperated by 5 degrees. My older Son went into the house and got his digital camcorder and started to video this event. As we continued to watch, I observerd a commercial aircraft fly East(90degrees) exactly between and above these lights. Estimate height of aircraft about 3500 feet. I did hear the faint jet noise from this plane and can only assume it was preparing for final approach to O'Hara using the Lake Michigan corridor. The surface wind was 5 mph from the southwest. We continued to observe the Red Lights for another 15-20 minutes and then disappeard to the east. Last sighting the two Red Lights were about 30 degrees apart before they disappeared.

About 1:15 AM, my son alerted me and said that he now sees three Red Lights coming from the Southwest heading toward our house again. This observation was from his bedroom window and they were seperated by 10 - 15 degrees apart. We again went outside and watched from our backyard (west side of the house). My son again videotaped these lights. They were NOT in a triangle as some later reported. They seemed to be in a straight line. After about 7 minutes or so, the Red lights changed course and proceeded onto the east (90 degrees). They did not come over our house as the earlier sighting. AS we watched, the middle Red light overtook the first one and as it was doing that, both Red lights were woobling. It was only a few moments were we obsevered both lights coming together as one. Then seperated. We watched all three lights proceed east and were moving a little faster than the earlier sighting. I moved to the front of the house and watch the three red lights seperate heading east rapidly until I lost interest and went inside. Last seen, they were somewhat in staggered line and following US 6 easterly direction.

(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))