Occurred: 2018-08-20 12:47:00 Local
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Shape: Unknown
Duration: >4 hours
No of observers: 1
Reported: 2018-08-20 17:35:43 Pacific
Posted: 2018-08-22 00:00:00
Characteristics: Lights on object

Security camera sighting over O'Hare International Airport

I live just east of O’hare international airport and recently setup a security camera pointing almost directly west overlooking the airfield sky. I setup the camera to only record motion (free 14 days of motion recording) and let it run.

The next day I decided to check out some of the night time motion triggers thinking that I would get another racoon/skunk sighting. Instead I got something that I can't really explain.

I first checked a recording at 5:09 AM and noticed that the usual insect tripped the motion. Upon further inspection of the video, I noticed 2 small lights in the sky. I rewatched and noticed that they were hovering slightly. I then started going back in time about every 20 minutes or so and noticed that the 2 lights were roughly floating in the same position. I kept going back in time (about 4 hours) to 12:47 AM to see if I could find where the lights entered the frame.

The lights appeared above the treeline and rapidly moved up and over to assume a position where it remained for over 4 hours hovering slightly.

It looks to me as a pair of 2 lights connected by something, probably the aircraft, and moved in unison.

Feel free to access the Google drive folder below for most of the videos recorded and a “line of sight” map of the camera: https://drive.google.com/open?id=17Xh_F7DNv-a8kILooFX_BsEIe2fE6akU



I see the lights in the sky again and it seems like it is some sort of infrared guidance system for the planes to land. Obviously, it can only be seen with a IR security camera and the video from 12:47 looks like they were doing some sort of calibration and then bringing it in line for the planes to land.

Very sorry, ((name deleted))


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