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Occurred : 10/20/2003 16:45 (Entered as : 10/20/2003 16:45)
Reported: 10/20/2003 4:04:04 PM 16:04
Posted: 10/31/2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Shape: Disk
Duration:1 min
Standing on my backporch I saw a disklike object gliding slowly through the air

Just got off the phone with my husband, who advised me to get out of the house for some air because it's so nice outside, about 84 degrees. This is unusual for October. I took my crocheting out on the back porch to catch some sun since I've been in the house all day. My next door neighbor's grandson came out into their backyard. I had just got up to go to the railing to say hi, when a balloon shape in the sky caught my eye. It looked like a black balloon. What made me look at it so long was that it looked too big to be so high in the sky. It was gliding eastward, toward the lake, then it turned and I could see that it was not a balloon but somewhat flat like a disk but not completely flat...and shiny with a kind of orange/gold circular shape in the middle. Then I thought maybe it's a frisbee or something...but it kept flipping, over and over. It wasn't moving fast, just kind of gliding. Then I lost sight of it as it went overhead and further east. I ran to the front windows but there are too many trees, so I couldn't see it anymore.