NUFORC Sighting 40331

Occurred: 2004-10-31 19:40 Local
Reported: 2004-10-31 19:03 Pacific
Duration: 15 minutes
No of observers: 10

Location: Tinley Park, IL, USA

Shape: Formation

3 red lights in the sky on Halloween night in Tinley Park--Eastern Sky

I am not sure how long the formation was visible as my nephew called me to let me know that some customers (he works at a restaurant nearby) had come in talking about seeing 3 red lights in the sky.

I had just left a neighbors house and was heading home when I saw the 3 red lights in the sky in a long triangle formation. Shortly thereafter, maybe 5 minutes, I saw a airplane (slow moving) or helicopter fly directly into the formation or very close to it, and the shapes did not move or fade. This area had a lot of air traffic from Midway and O'Hare airports and what was unusual was that these lights did not move at all as far as distance but they did seem to rotate after awhile as if a flag was being turned in the sky and rotating.

I went back to the neighbors house and everyone came out on their deck. My neighbor took pictures with his camera and then videotaped the incident. Wild! After a while, one of the 3 red lights would fade for a second or two, then reappear. Eventually one of the red lights disappeared altogether and then about 2-3 minutes later, the 2 remaining red lights began to fade and then they disappeared completely.

There was no movement like you normally see from a plane and there was no sound at all like one would associate with a plane or helicopter.

This was in the Eastern Sky of Tinley Park.

We were located at 18000 and 80th Avenue in a subdivision of homes.

What a sight on Halloween night no less!

Posted 2004-11-02

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