|Occurred : 7/5/1999 15:00 (Entered as : 06/05/99 15:00)
Reported: 8/22/1999 09:41
Location: Chicago, IL
|For 5 to 10 minutes two witnesses observe a stationary cigar shaped object not consitant with the shape of a blimp while driving down I90.
I am submitting this report on the behalf of my brother who is on the road a lot: A more detailed description will be sent via e-mail including a witness drawing of the object and a map showing witness location and object direction. The object was grey cigar shaped and an estimated few thousand feet up.
((NUFORC Note: Date of event was amended by investigator in the Yukon, Canada. Date is changed here.))
Subject: Correction to UFO Report in your Database
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 12:20:16 -0700
From: ((name and e-address deleted))@yknet.yk.ca>
This report accompanies a National UFO Reporting Center UFO Sighting
Report Form which was filled out on your web site August 22,99:
I must apologize that the date of the sighting should be July 5th, 1999 and not June 5th, 1999. My brother distinctly recalls it
being the day after the July 4th celebrations.
Here are more details of the sighting:
I am a UFO investigator in the Yukon Territory and am submitting this
report on the behalf of my brother who had a UFO sighting near Chicago.
I interviewed him on July 22nd. He is on the road a lot so if you need
further information from him just contact myself.
The map attached shows the witness was driving along I-90 south
eastbound. The witness first observed the object at point A and last
observed it at point B. Arrows indicate the approximate direction of
the UFO at both points; A and B. The curve in the road allows for a nice
triangulation if the object was stationary. It appeared to be stationary
to the witness. He initially thought it might be a blimp or a tethered
balloon, perhaps something to do with the July 4th celebrations.
However, the cylindrical and slightly tapered shape perplexed him.
Didn't match the shape of a blimp or balloon (See attached drawing).
The object looked fairly large and was just above the horizon and an
estimated few thousand feet up. It was gray in color
He observed the object for an estimated 5 to 10 minutes while driving
between points A and B and lost it due to the right-hand curve in the
freeway at point B. The turn caused his vehicle to face away from the
object. The time was roughly 3 in the afternoon. The sun was shining but
the overall sky had a whitish-greyish cast, it wasn't a clear blue sky.
Hope this is of use. It may be possible to inquire in the area if there
was some sort strange shaped blimp/ballon in the area the day after July
4th holiday. Please let me know if you find out anything.