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Occurred : 11/2/2005 16:45 (Entered as : 11/02/05 16:45)
Reported: 11/22/2005 5:58:39 PM 17:58
Posted: 12/16/2005
Location: Chicago, IL
Shape: Other
Duration:5 minutes
Low-flying craft with vapor trail spotted at nightfall.


I was standing outside my house drinking beers around nightfall, when a smokey trail in the sky caught my eye. I looked more closely and saw what looked roughly like a mechanical bird, with wings and a body, and flashing lights on the wings.

I couldn't tell the color exactly, but I reckon it was white or gray. It was pretty low in the sky so I reckoned it would be landing soon. I went inside and locked the door, but when I looked out the window again 15 minutes later, I couldn't see it.