|Occurred : 1/20/2007 17:50 (Entered as : 01/20/07 17:50)
Reported: 1/20/2007 4:43:24 PM 16:43
Location: Gurnee/Waukegan/N. Chicago, IL
|Large Slowly Pulsating Red Light Over Gurnee/Waukegan, IL.
Walked out onto our balcony at 5:50pm 1/20/2007 (facing west) off to the right a little I observed a LARGE slowly pulsating red light, estimated a mile away. It looked like one of those flashing red lights on top of a huge radio tower. I called for my daughter to come out to keep an eye on it while I grabbed the camera. She saw it as it drifted further away and our view became obstructed by trees.
I didn't want to lose sight of it so we jumped in our car and headed North down Delany Rd. to Wadsworth Rd. and headed West. It was no where in sight. We continued on to U.S. Rt. 41 where we turned southeast. We spotted it again way down the highway, same thing, huge slowly flashing red light. We tried to follow it and get closer but it kept moving. It was covering a lot of ground in a short time.
We last saw it heading towards Great Lakes Naval Base and it looked like it had gained altitude to avoid planes in the area. I'm not sure but it looked like these planes might have been trying to investigate the light to see what it was. That was the last we saw it...heading over Great Lakes Naval Base/Lake Michigan.
If we would have just stayed home we would have seen it come back our way heading in the opposite direction we had 1st saw it moving. :( Slightly overcast, 13 degrees, could see some stars out. Never got a picture.