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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/31/2004 16:00 (Entered as : 12/31/2004 16:00)
Reported: 12/31/2004 3:42:20 PM 15:42
Posted: 1/11/2005
Location: Lombard, IL
Shape: Disk
Duration: 3 minutes
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
saucer shaped object in the sky glows white and fades three times in sky

As my husband and I were driving to our local grocery store today, I saw something I can't explain. It was a pretty clear day. A few clouds in the sky, but pretty blue. As I was looking up I saw a disk-shaped (or oval) object high in the sky, glowing near one of the clouds. At first I thought it might be a plane (the O'Hare airport is near here) but as I watched the object it faded, disapearred for a few moments and then reappeared in the same place. It glowed again, a very white bright light(roundish), slowly faded and then disappeared again. After the first time I saw it I had been trying to point it out to my husband. It reappeared for a third time in the same place and my husband and I watched it for a few seconds as it glowed and faded twice and then disappeared. We have been going over this, trying to be logical, but we are very familiar with seeing planes in the sky. As far as we could tell the object did not seem to have any type of wing structure or tail structure. It was silver or metallic. There was no fume trail (all of the other planes we saw had one). There were other planes in the sky at various heights, but they were still distinguishable(we could see wing and tail signs). This was not. We can not come up with any logical explanation other than this was a ufo.