UFO Sighting Report - USA
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Early/Mid 1990s (1994?) : Southern Chicago, Illinois/Northwest Indiana
Skies Above Chicago/Northwest Indiana Object described As A Vertical Cat's Eye
Date: Early to mid 1990's, likely 1994
Time: 12:30am CST thru 4:00am CST Estimated
Location of Sighting: Eastern skies above southern suburbs of Chicago/Suburbs of Northwest Indiana.
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 2
Shape of objects: Vertical cat's eye (diamond shaped).
Full Description of event/sighting: Around 12:30pm I was waiting for a friend of mine to get off work (night shift) in a parking lot across the street from the house he was staying in. As I was waiting for him to arrive home I was sitting in my car casually looking around in the sky and flipping thru the channels on my car stereo. Weather-wise, it was a somewhat clear night despite some of the larger bands of cirrus clouds in the sky.
At some point around 12:45am I had looked up into the eastern sky and saw what I thought was a full or half moon and didn't pay much attention to it as a commercial came on the radio and redirected my attention back to the tuner. A few minutes later as I was looking out towards the western sky, I saw the -real- moon. Thinking to myself, that shouldn't have moved that fast, I looked back to the eastern sky and here this thing is, sitting stationary just above the cloud-deck. Although it was somewhat obscured (cirrus clouds, thin but kind of high up there) I could distinctly make out the shape of what I can only describe as a vertical cat's eye. It was an incandescent blue color at it's center and stretched out to light orange on the top and bottom tips. Almost like the flame on a match.
My friend arrived home from work sometime around 1:10-25am and we both observed this object (and it's friend - more on that in a sec) for quite some time. Around 3am (and with a clearer sky), we noticed what appeared to be streaks of electricity, not unlike what you would observe in a Plasma Ball, moving horizontally away from the primary object. A second object of the same design then appeared alongside, but much more faint in comparison to the original object. Within a few moments of it's appearance the second object completely disappeared from view.
To say the least, we were both awestruck at what we were seeing, neither one of us owned a camera at the time nor did we think to call anyone at that time of night. We just sat there gawking for nearly 4 hours. We continued to observe it until the light of dawn breaking in the eastern sky overpowered our view. Neither of us has seen anything like it since. I'm curious if anyone else has seen or reported anything like this.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research