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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/27/2007 22:00 (Entered as : 11/27/2007 22:00)
Reported: 11/27/2007 8:25:57 PM 20:25
Posted: 11/28/2007
Location: Chicago, IL
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 15-30 min +
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object, The object changed color, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Brilliant multi-colored light hanging in the east-southest sky for over half an hour

I can't say that this is a true UFO as it remained stationary in the sky for the entire time of the sighting and never seemed to "fly" anywhere. It looks like a star, which is the obvious answer, but when observed through high powered binoculars, the object quickly and constantly changes color from green to red to yellow to white. It is far more vivid than a typical "twinkling" star, especially considering that I can see it through the light pollution of the city (Chicago). I am 100% certain that it is NOT an airplane as it has remained in the same spot in the sky for several minutes. I just went out and checked again and it is still there some thirty minutes after I first saw it. It is in the eastern sky, slightly to the SE, directly below the "belt" of the constellation Orion. It is perhaps one third the way up the horizon. If it is a star, it is doing some very strange things. A slight tail can be seen pointing to the left. I was alerted to this by my father who lives in central Michigan. He called to tell me about his sighting. He thought it was the comet Holmes and called me. It is in the wrong part of the sky to be said comet and far too brilliant, as the comet is now barely visible to the naked eye.

((NUFORC Note: Venus. PD))