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Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/26/1999 15:31 (Entered as : 09/26/99 1531)
Reported: 9/26/1999 14:54
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Calumet City (just south of chicago,ill), ill, IL
Shape: Circle
Duration:1-2 seconds
saw a brite circle quarter sze on tv screen while watching nsa education channel ,which was showing a view of the earth.

while surfing the tv channel on cable channel for nsa ,i saw a brite circle object that appeared to be moving through the cloud cover.the view was totally cloud cover,and it didnt identify where the image was from.what i saw was a brite circular object that looked just like when you see the moon moving through clouds. it was visible for only a couple of seconds at most but was very easy to see as the britness contasted the clouds. when the object was completely covered it was poss.a second later that nsa changed the veiw area to one with less clouds and was over water. if there is some agency that records what nsa broadcasts have them review the time frames from aprx15:29 to 15:33chicago time 09/26/99 if this can be verified i would appreciate a e-mail to let me know what it might be or if it can be explained. thank you for your time .((personal data deleted))

((NUFORC Note: Following addendum was received on 27SE99.))

peter,this is my 2nd e-mail on this incident.i have received your telephone call and i contacted a nsa lady and asked her if i could get the info on what was being tx'd at the time i meantioned.i didnt say why i wanted to know and she didnt ask.she said she' research if it was a shuttle tx or a sattilite,as she though the broadcast was from the shuttle,but wasn't sure.i will redue my original detailed report in case the ist was lost.

i was surfing the cable channel at 15:20 or so and the nsa earth view was on screen.there was a picture of very hvy.cloud cover and the clouds had many(almost totally)puffs across the screen.all of a sudden a very brite circle started to appear in the clouds at the center of tne tv screen.it looked the size of a quarter.and it looked like when you see the moon at nite and clouds are moving to partially obstruct your view. it looked circular even though it was not totally seen from thru the clouds.the camera that was recording this didnt look like it was a horizon shot,but seemed to be a fullpicture of the side of the earth.it only lasted for a couple of seconds and was completely covered.i watched for a while to see if it would reappear ,but the nsa switched the view to a less cloudy spot that was over water.the picture changed like the iris of a camera closes.the aprx time i viewed it was 15:31 to 15:32 chicago time.i was not recording this program.