|Occurred : 1/1/2000 14:45 (Entered as : 01/01/00 14:45)
Reported: 1/1/2000 05:52
Location: Gurnee, IL
Duration:1 min. 30 sec.
|Driving to movies with my daughter and mother and just before arriving daughter noticed a light in the sky to the west...it wasn't moving but was really bright.
Heading West and arriving at Gurnee Mills Shopping Center,my daughter pointed out a bright light in the West sky.At first thought it was a reflection but could tell it was in the sky.Parked car and got out and looked up again just to see if it was still there,it was!Almost directly above us but more to the West and it wasn't moving,kinda looked like a sideways diamond or disk but it was bright like the sun!I made my Mom stop and look and she got a good 45 sec. look before the object got brighter and appeared to blink out.The sky was clear with just a few scattered clouds but none as high as the object appeared to be.We all thought it was very strange how it was there one minute and then brightened and dissappeared.There was no aircraft around that we could see or hear.Object was the size of a piece of rice if held at arms length up to the sky.