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Occurred : 1/26/2006 18:30 (Entered as : 012606 18:30)
Reported: 1/26/2006 6:46:02 PM 18:46
Posted: 2/14/2006
Location: Wheaton, IL
Shape: Sphere
Duration:a few minutes
Big sphere blasts off

To start with. I am not prone to making up stories. I used to be in the military and was in air defense artillery, so I'm pretty sure I've seen most types of aircraft.

Tonight, from my vantage point in a suburb of Chicago, I saw the most amazing thing I've ever seen. In the southern sky at about a 45 degree angle, around 6:30, I saw a large, bright, globe shape. To describe the size, take a 10 or 12 inch softball and hold it out at arms length, that’s about how big it appeared. It seemed very far away. My first reaction was, boy that’s an awful big star. Then I thought, it’s probably a planet, but they usually say something on the news.... About the time that thought passed, the sphere, started to get smaller; as if it were moving directly away from me. Then it was out of sight. This whole process took less than a few minutes. I am amazed and stunned. I have never seen anything like it. Just amazing!