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Occurred : 7/1/2004 17:15 (Entered as : 07/01/2004 17:15)
Reported: 7/1/2004 3:59:25 PM 15:59
Posted: 7/8/2004
Location: Elk Grove, IL
Shape: Other
Duration:5 minutes
VERY high altitude dumb-bell shaped UFO

At 5:15pm Central Time in Elk Grove IL the following observation was made by our entire office staff as we relaxed outside the office just after work.

We were commenting on how nice the weather is and looking up at some very high, light clouds and someone pointed to a normal high-flying plane in the sky, which is common since we are close to O'Hare Airport. As all of our attention was on this plane, we all spotted another object, much higher in the sky, which was in the same line of sight. It looked about the same size as the high altitude plane, despite apparently being much much higher. It looked white and moved about 1/20 the speed of the normal looking plane (very slow). Our impression was that it was so high, it might have been the International Space Station. However, upon looking up the current location of satellites and the station on NASA's public J-Track website, the station was actually over Africa and no satellites were overhead at this time at all.

The object moved so slowly in the sky that I was able to run inside and grab some low power field glasses I keep in my office. As the object moved slowly in the sky in north by northwest direction we were able to watch it for about 5 minutes. Under the field glasses it looked like two large globes with a large metallic connector. The size must have been enormous considering the extremely high altitude we observed it to be.

Wind speed and direction at the time as reported by the O’Hare weather station was due West 8mph. Although I know wind speed and direction at very high altitudes can differ dramatically, this is clearly at odds with speed and somewhat at odds with the direction of the object we observed.

The soft, wispy clouds I referred to had the dispersed chem-trail look to them familiar to us in IL. Depending on the object’s size, it may have been at or just above that altitude. Can anyone offer an explanation? Perhaps chem.-trail related? Perhaps a secret DoD blimp of enormous size as has been reported to exist?