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Occurred : 10/29/2003 20:15 (Entered as : 10/29/2003 20:15)
Reported: 10/30/2003 1:08:40 PM 13:08
Posted: 10/31/2003
Location: Bartlett, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:45 minutes
Mysterious white orbs in night sky - moving in a repetitive sequence - within the same circular area - which stayed in the same spot .

Mysterious white orbs in night sky - moving in a repetitive sequence - within the same circular area - although staying in the same spot in the sky for 45 minutes.

My husband called me to take a look at something strange in the night sky.

At first I thought that maybe it was just some sort of a light show for some sort of a Halloween event. The more I think about it - the more I begin to think that this was no ordinary light. Although I did NOT see any disk shaped metallic object, I DID however see a series of unexplainable lights moving around in a repetetive sequence - within the confines of a circular area. The circular area where these lights were stayed the same, although the lights that were moving within this circular area moved in a repetitive sequence similar to a kaleidescope - only these were white lights - with NO beam as to show where they were coming from. They seemed to just be in the same spot - made no noise - were the color of white spot ligts used to light up the sky for airplaines, but as I said before - there was NO BEAM to show them as coming from any where from the ground. They were just in the sky. I know that we had Northern Lights in the sky earlier that day (this was yesterday) but they would not be moving in such an arranged repetitive formation. These lights looked as if there were 2 sets of 4 white lights - all equally spaced apart - 4 on the outside of a circle - and 4 on the inside - and 1 stationary light in the center that never moved.

As 1 pair of 4 lights joined eachother at the center, the other set of 4 lights moved apart - eqal distance from eachother - away from the center. Then they would switch off. Finally ALL 8 lights would shift in a clockwise 45 degree angle and the sequence would start all over again. 1 set of 4 lights moving toward the center as the other set moved away from the center - then the other set would come back to the center as the original set moved back towards the center - then all 8 white orbs about 3 feet in diameter would rotate again about 45 degrees in a clockwise direction.

It just kept doing the same sequence for about 45 minutes. In the same circular area. It was about as high as 2-3 power lines if stacked one on top of another going straight up. It was the diameter of about a large family home - and it was about 1 city block away from MY house !! These lights made no noise. There was no beam of light showing any origination point - as with sky lights used to guide airplanes or lights that might come from a light house. Nothing like that. Just up there on their own. Repeating a type of kaleidescope sequence of repetitive movements - although the center light was the only one that never moved.

The lights looked as if they were coming from the underbelly of some sort of circular shaped craft - although I NEVER saw any actual craft. Just the lights.

But it was very weird - I never saw anything like it before - and then it was gone.

My husband and I came home for a moment and when we came back out again - this time they were gone, so we never saw how they disappeared or if they flew away or just disappeared... but they were out there in the same spot - doing the same thing for about 45 minutes. It MAY have been a natural phenomenon - but why would a natural phenomenon have lights moving in such a repetetive sequence and stay in the exact same spot the entire time for almost an hour. If it was some sort of a man made light show - then why was there no beam of light showing a source of origin? It was weird. 10 people saw it. 1 witness was a former marine - with lots of medals of honor. Not a flakey person. He was the first to admit that it might actually be a UFO, but that we could not see the craft if the craft was dark - camouflaged against the dark sky. Only the lights below the craft would be visible.

The more I think about it - as hard to admit as it is - it's a possible explanation.

The only question with this is - why was the craft not moving for over 45 minutes? It was weird. Has any one else seen anything similar to this??