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Occurred : 8/21/2004 22:00 (Entered as : 08/01/2004 22:00)
Reported: 10/10/2004 8:29:22 AM 08:29
Posted: 10/27/2004
Location: Orland Park, IL
Shape: Formation
Duration:10 Minutes
August 21 (Chicago, IL) Identified Objects

I was in Tinley Park on Oak Park avenue on my way to a bar. We pulled into the parking lot of the bar and noticed 3 people standing in the parking lot starring up at the sky.

When we got out of the car we saw the 4 distinct red lights in the sky. Three of them were in a triangle formation and one of them was out of formation. They moved apart very slowly and each one eventually dimmed away until their were none. My friend and I got back into the car and turned on a local talk radio station.

That is when we heard the announcement that the lights were F-16 afterburners lighting up. This makes perfect sense because August 19-22 is the weekend of the Chicago Air and Water Show. It's amazing to see how convincing the lights are. We thought we were in the twilight zone... many people all standing around stopping what they are doing and looking up at the sky. Here is a website about the air and water show.

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/ontv/2004_airandwatershow.html