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Occurred : 7/27/1997 00:00 (Entered as : 07/27/97 00:00)
Reported: 10/19/2000 10:09
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Shape: Unknown
Duration:10 seconds
Three single file white lights, moving in unison, south to north, making no sound.

I was up on my roof after a days work. I live in the heart of the city, about 2 miles from the lakefront and the city skyline. The urban light blocks out most of the stars and anything else in the sky. I have seen some satellites from the city, so I am familiar with how they look. As I was watching the sky that night, I noticed three moving lights. They weren't very bright and where all white, so they weren't a usual plane using O'Hare or Midway. The lights were in a single-file line equidistant from each other, and when they moved, they moved in formation. I had the impression they were connected. I also heard no sound from them as they crossed. They moved faster than any satellite I have seen and I had the impression that they were much lower than a satellite. The lights moved from south to north. They only took about ten seconds at the most to move out of sight, and I have watched satellites from the city for at least five minutes before I lost sight of them. I have always been interested in UFO's since I was a kid, but this is the first time I have seen something in the sky that I can not identify based on circumstances. I am a pretty good sceptic, I don't believe in the existence of something but I also don't believe in the non-existence of something unless I have the proof of either in front of me.