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Occurred : 9/15/2002 22:40 (Entered as : 09/15/02 22:40)
Reported: 9/16/2002 10:16:23 AM 10:16
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Shape: Formation
Duration:5-7 seconds
Two strange light formations flying over Chicago at night.

Last night at about 10:40pm I was out at the Buckingham fountain laying down and looking at the stars trying to search for sattellites. Then, all of a sudden, two bright lights came out of the west moving very rapidly towards the east.

They were about three or four times the diameter of a bright star and it looked like they were made up of four lights: three orange lights surrounding a yellow one in the center. From my relative perspective, the two objects were flying about three inches from each other, though the actual distance between them is unknown since I don't know the altitude these things were at. They were flying so perfectly in formation that at first I thought it was one object. I excitedly yelled to my girlfriend who was with me at the time to look up and see the objects. She quickly noticed the objects too and watched with me as they flew quickly to the east horizon.

As they apporached the horizon they started doing some weird, non-ballistic maneuvers that told me it was two seperate objects. moving quickly back and forth closer to eachother and then farther apart. We watched them until they disappeared out of sight.

The entire sighting lasted about 5 to 7 seconds because the objects moved so quickly. They also did not make a sound.

The primary observer is a 25 year old student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The secondary observer is a 20 year old student at the same school.