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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/26/1999 22:15 (Entered as : 10/26/99 10:15pm)
Reported: 10/27/1999 23:55
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Chicago (southwest suburbs of), IL
Shape: Unknown
Duration:2-3 minutes
In a suburb of Chicago-Driving north on Harlem Ave I saw a huge object. There were very bright lights around the bottom and a large bright light at the top. The object was moving very slowly across my vantage point.

I could see the object on the top of the trees, it had to be about 2 to 3 miles away from me. The lights were as bright as the shopping center lights. A row of lights were at the bottom and one or maybe more than one at the top. I pulled over to the side of the road to put on a better pair of glasses and fish my camera out of my prurse. When I looked back up, it was gone. I am an artist and I would be willing to draw a picture of what I saw. I have a Masters in Writing. I consider my self to be level-headed. Frankly, I don't know what I saw. But I know this...it was not a plane or helicopter it was just too big. I have lived near OHare airport for the past 20 years. I know planes. This is one Tuesday night I'll never forget!


((NUFORC Note: Please see message below from Dr. Mark Rodeghier, Director of the Center for UFO Studies in Chicago:


"Mark Rodeghier wrote:

Peter, I noticed in this week's Filer's Files that you had contributed two sightings from Illinois. I wanted to let you know that these sightings were undoubtedly caused by the Virgin Lightship, which was flying around the western and northern suburbs of Chicago that week and caused several calls to CUFOS. Also, I wanted to remind you, as we discussed before, that we are ready to investigate cases in northeastern Illinois, such as these two. So please send cases to my attention when you get them. Thanks. Mark RodeghierCUFOS"

NUFORC expresses its gratitude to Mark and to CUFOS for clarification about this sighting report.))