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Occurred : 1/14/2015 02:55 (Entered as : 01/14/2015 2:55)
Reported: 1/14/2015 10:00:40 AM 10:00
Posted: 1/16/2015
Location: Chicago, IL
Shape: Sphere
Unidentified flying object spotted in Chicago this morning.

I woke up late last night having fallen asleep on my couch while watching a movie. I awoke to the sound of my television and then turned it off while still lying on my couch. I sat there for a few minutes and darkness looking at my view of the Chicago skyline when a bright light caught my eye.

My condominium is the flightpath of O'Hare airport and I've grown use to watching planes fly past my balcony on approach to O'Hare airport. I am also fairly close to the city's medical district and will occasionally see emergency response helicopters fly by my window as well. However, I've become very adept at identifying types of planes, their altitudes, and the speed in which they are flying. As the son of a military and commercial pilot, I've spent more than 45 years around airplanes.

This object was flying far too low and moved more fluidly then any aircraft I've seen as it made an ark across the sky. Its lights flickered brightly, making and arcing tracer as it dissipated in the same manner as a signal flare.

I walked over to my window looking for signs of a tail light and nothing was there.