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Occurred : 7/5/1998 00:34 (Entered as : 07/05/98 24:34)
Reported: 7/5/1998 02:44
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Round Lake Beach, Illinois, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:10 seconds
Two brighter than star objects first observed at zenith; appeared that one was "chasing" or following the second which was, at times,zig-zagging until they went in slightly different directions and disappeared over my field of view.

Location of objects: almost due southeast and high in the sky Direction travelled: from southeast to northwest Description of objects: two objects that looked like very bright stars at first glance. I knew they were not stars when I saw they were moving. They were brighter than any of the stars but did not appear larger than any of the stars. Appearance of sky: a perfectly clear night Movement of objects: I watched the two "lights" move across the sky. It looked to me as if one was chasing the other. The leading "light" would manuever and the following "light" would make the same manuever. Similar to playing "follow the leader". I observed them in a zig-zag pattern. When they were almost out of my view, the two "lights" parted and took slightly different directions. Time sequence: the whole observation lasted about ten seconds Distance: they appeared at my zenith and disappeared from my vision over houses making and arc of about 45 degrees in ten seconds. I am calculating this arc by holding my arm straight up, rotating my arm, and stopping where I lost view. Unfortunately there was no clear view of any objects, just two bright lights. I did not hear any noises nor did I see any colors, beams, etc. Please contact me if you think it is necessary. Thanks!