|Occurred : 12/27/2005 17:05 (Entered as : 12/27/2005 17:05)
Reported: 12/28/2005 8:20:32 AM 08:20
Location: Lombard, IL
|3 Lights stopped and turned on a level plane
Driving home from work I saw 3 lights in the sky that at first sight looked light airplane lights. Then I noticed that they were spread too far apart to be a normal aircraft strobe lights. There were 2 white pulsing lights in tandem and then 1 red light that was fixed in what appeared to be the front of this object. I could not actually see the object but could see the lights and they moved together like they were attached. These lights were low in the sky and below the normal flight line of normal aircraft on approach to ORD ( there were many other aircraft in the sky at the time and this object must have been noticed by other planes ). What really made me stop was the fact that they just stopped and then turned like they were on some sort of swivel. They then started heading east at a rapid speed and made another swivel turn to the south when I lost sight of them behind the tree/building line. When the object turned I never lost sight of the lights ( they were never obscured like a plane banking) and they turned on a level plane...The two white lights got wider apart and the red light actually moved to the middle of the 2 white lights and then the object seemed to move away from me. If I had to guess a distance I would say 1-5 miles away and below the normal flight height of approaching aircraft into Ohare over Lombard. This object seemed to be 3-4 times as large as a normal passenger jet .