|Occurred : 8/21/2004 23:00 (Entered as : 08/21/104 23:00)
Reported: 8/21/2004 11:12:56 PM 23:12
Location: Orland Park, IL
Duration:15 to 20 minutes
|3 solid red lights moving slowly across the sky in a triangular formation. 1 light stopped the other 2 rotated around it to form and equalateral triangle, which they stayed in for approximately 3 minutes then 1 stayed stationary again, and 1 moved up and away and the other moved away to form an acute long triangle. 1 light disappeared. 2 formed a line parallel to the ground, in which they stayed for approximatly 5 minutes before 1 light disappeared and the other light remained for about 3 minutes before disappearing. At points the lights got brighter and dimer, and it appeared to be in sequence, as in when 1 would get dimmer, the other would be bright, and the other would get brighter as the other would go dimmer. I dont know the time the lights appeared, but I witnessed them for about 15 to 20 minutes as the moved across the sky slowly. Thier altitude appeared to be far to high to be a helecopter and we heard no noise. 5 of my friends and I were at a car show when we witnessed it and we could not conclude what they were. There were about 30-40 other people and none of them could figure it out either, people were taking photos with thier camera phones and cameras, one person video taped it, but when we asked him he said "what the hell are those things, when I try to zoom in on them, they dont show up on my camera". I have absolutely no idea what they could have been, and I would really like to find out. This occured also at what appeared to be extreamly high above the gound, and it occured near one of the largest flight paths for either O'Hare or Midway Airports in Chicago. The only thing I could possibly think they were would be someone on the ground with very powerful ground based lazers, but there were no clouds for them to reflect off of. The objects appeared to leave a small trail when they left, but it was hard to confirm this, since I only saw 2 disappear, and only looked for a trail when the last one left.
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