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Occurred : 7/15/2007 20:00 (Entered as : 07/15/2007 20:00)
Reported: 12/11/2008 5:15:38 PM 17:15
Posted: 1/10/2009
Location: Joliet, IL
Shape: Sphere
Duration:2 min
Three spheres at high altitude over Joliet Ill.

It was at the Chicagoland Motor Speedway right after the NASCAR race on July 15, 2007. My brother, his son, my daughter and I were waiting for the crowds to clear so we could leave.

As the sun was setting in the west, I noticed a shiny light at a high altitude tracking directly toward us. I am an retired USAF and current airline pilot. I thought that it was the sun reflecting off of a airplane cruising eastward. I pointed it out to my group.

As it got overhead, I could not make out the shape of an airplane. Instead what we all saw appeared to be three round objects randomly circling each other as they progressed eastward. When they got overhead and the reflected light no longer reached us, the object(s) disappeared. No contrail was present.

I said, "Hey look, it's a UFO!" But deep down, I really thought it was possibly a satellite or the ISS in orbit. I've tried to find historic data on satellite orbit tracks to determine if that was the case. I haven't had any luck so far.

As I've read more on the subject of spheres, it appears that it may have not been a satellite.

So now I'm reporting it.