|Occurred : 3/2/2005 05:20 (Entered as : 03/02/2005 05:20)
Reported: 3/2/2005 3:27:58 PM 15:27
Location: Oaklawn - Hickory Hills, IL
Duration:about 5 to 10 minutes
|I was driving on I294 near OakLawn when I saw a strange light in the sky that strobed white with red and green every few seconds.
I was driving to work this morning on I294. I was heading north bound on the highway and as I was coming up to the 95th St. exit, an object in the sky caught my attention. The time was 5:20am,(I had just looked at the clock when I changed the radio station). The object was moving across my vision from left to right so it should have been from west to east at that point. I couldn't tell much about the shape so I will describe it as more of a spherical point of light. It was a white light that strobed in and out fairly quickly. Every few seconds it would change color to red or green. Sometimes I could see the two colors at the same time. I was able to watch the object on and off from the 95th st. exit to almost I55. I lost it around there.
As I merged onto I55 a similiar object appeared in front of me again. This time a little bit closer but I still could not make out the shape. It moved in the same general direction as the object I had previously seen but headed a little bit more south east than directly east. It didn't change colors as often and it seemed to flash faster as the object picked up more speed. I glanced back at the road and when I looked at the sky again the object was gone.
The sky was clear and the moon was bright this morning. I could see some stars through the city lights. I do realize I was traveling through an area with two major airports and the objects could have been aircraft but they didn't act or look like any kind of aircraft I have seen around here.