NUFORC UFO Sighting 4267

Occurred: 1998-07-20 02:00 Local
Reported: 1998-07-20 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 5 to seven min
No of observers: 2

Location: Tinley Park/I-57 (Between, on I 80), IL, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aircraft nearby

It looked like two strobe lights flying together

My friend and I were driving home frome having coffee at about 2 in the morning. Were traveling east bound on I 80, between Tinley Park and I 57 is were the sighting took place. I looked up towards the north and observed what looked like a low flying plane traveling at a very high rate of speed. But after looking at it for a while I noticed it didn't look like a plane at all, it was actually two lights on the botom of some craft that bliked at the exact same time, about 3 second intervals. What was so srtange is that there weren't any other lights on the craft. Also it was going really fast. It was out of sight within 3 min. It traveled along I 80 for about a min. and then took a sharp turn to the north and flew out of sight. It went towards lake Michigan not towards the airports. It just didn't look like any plane I have ever seen flying around here, with the two airports (Ohare and Midway) I see planes all the time and what they look like at night, this just didn't have the normal plane or jet lights. There was also a Pasenger jet off in the distance and we compared the two and they looked nothing alike.

Posted 1998-11-21

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