|Occurred : 10/1/2005 01:08 (Entered as : 10/01/2005 1:08)
Reported: 10/2/2005 1:09:42 PM 13:09
Location: Evergreen Park, IL
|Two red lights sitting in the sky, but I couldn't not make out an object.
My brother called to tell me, at 1:07 AM, that there were two strange red lights in the sky. This seemed to be worth getting up for, especially since I was watching Casino on the Bravo network.
My brother is located in Oak Forest approximately 20 minuted from where I am in Evergreen Park. Oak Forest, being farther from Chicago has alot less light pollution.
But when I walked outside, the first thing I noticed was all of the celestial objects I could observe when I look up; 75-90 degrees in the sky. However, I was not outside to stare at Ursa Minor and Venus; I was looking for red lights.
I asked my brother where the lights were, he did a bad job describing where they were so I just looked toward his apartment (South) and then turned my head away from the apartment (east).
I then saw what he was talking about, two red lights just sitting in the sky at a 45 degree angle from my vantage point, no movement at all. It took me about 5 secs to come to the conclusion that I could not create a rational explanation for what the lights were.
My heart fell into my stomach and my feet toward my house; I knew I had to get my digital camera. I was back outside in about a minute. I tried to take a picture but the battery in the camera was drained of power because it has to sit in the charger not the camera and has been in the camera for about two weeks.
I observed the object for maybe two more minutes before it just faded. I have never seen anything like this, I could rule out the following as explanations: helicopter (never heard of a silent helicopter), satellite (satellites actually move). It was not a plasma flare because these were lights on an object.
Was it an airplane? No, it was not because of the same reason it was not a satellite, they actually move. I don't think anyone uses weather balloons anymore.
(NUFORC Note: All reports of the two sightings (23:15 hrs., 30SE05, and 01:10 hrs., 01OC05) from Illinois will be passed along to Dr. Mark Rodighier, Director of the CENTER FOR UFO STUDIES, Chicago, as well as to Mr. Dave Marler, State Director of the MUTUAL UFO NETWORK for the State of Illinois, who will pass them along to his Field Investigators in the Chicago area.
We would be most grateful if witnesses to this event would please submit a detailed report of their sighting, using the ONLINE REPORT FORM on our website, and we will pass those reports along to those two investigators above. PD))