UFO Sighting Report - USA
March 3rd 2008 : Chicago, Illinois
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Chicago, IL
Time: Approx. 8:30 p.m.
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Pulsing light, round in shape, with no other discernable objects.
Weather Conditions: Clear, cold, with spotty cloud cover.
Description: March 3, 2008
I was working in my kitchen, which gives me a pretty good view of the northwestern sky, towards O’Hare Airport, which is about 5 or 6 miles away from the apartment building I live in. I looked down for a minute or two to sweep, looked up, and in the WNW sky all the sudden there appeared a very bright, pulsating light, whitish/yellow in color - it kept going stronger, stronger, weaker, stronger, weaker - not a real rhythm to the pulsation. It was in the wrong place for Venus, and it was not the moon, which was behind me at any rate, and it stayed put for a little over 20 minutes. It made no sound that I could discern. A small plane flew by it, which I could hear, but further west and flying to the north I saw two commercial airliners - they were flying higher and were much farther away - farther west, which was good for the sake of comparison. This light was nothing like airliner lights. For a few minutes there was some cloud cover, which I thought might have made it look like it was pulsating, but those clouds passed and it was out in the clear, very little haze, and still had that pulsating effect.
So I'm watching and watching and then I hear a helicopter. It was behind me were I couldn't observe it for at least a minute or two. Another small plane, not a jet, probably a two seater, started coming towards it from the south, and then the light disappeared. I saw no shadow of it, heard nothing, saw no movement after it was gone. It just left. The little plane drove past were the pulsing light had been, but lower. The copter was also lower than it had been and then went up and lingered right where it had been. I could not discern any markings on the copter, so I couldn’t tell you if it was a police or military or “news” copter, though I could also hear its engine clearly. No spotlights, and they didn't hang around long - no more than 3 or 4 minutes. I wish I could be better about telling you the distance from me – all I can say is I heard the engines of the copter and the small planes pretty clearly. The commercial jets I couldn’t hear clearly because they were so far away, and I heard absolutely nothing from the pulsing light – it was completely quiet.
The first thing I thought was satellite, but I've never seen a satellite pulse the way this one did, nor disappear like this one did. And the thing was stationary - it just hung in the air. I'm going to assume I just couldn't see it once the light went out and it was still up there. I would call O'Hare but I'm sure they wouldn't even bother returning my call.
So please, if you have an idea of what that was, please tell me. I'm wanting to say satellite, and no, no one else in the building saw this thing, and I've seen nothing on any of the blogs yet. I wish to hell I knew what it was.