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Occurred : 11/6/2006 21:20 (Entered as : 11/06/2006 21:20)
Reported: 11/16/2006 12:35:50 PM 12:35
Posted: 12/7/2006
Location: Wheeling, IL
Shape: Unknown
Duration:2 minutes
saw something from the norwest suburbs of chicago on Monday 11/06/06

Approximately 9:20pm on Monday, 11/06/06.

Wheeling IL, nortwest suburb of Chicago.

Craft going northwest while gaining altitude.

This is just a little sighting, and I'm not sure what it was...but maybe their were other witnesses that had a better view.

I was driving home (my house is in Wheeling), and was very close...only a few blocks away, when i looked up and saw litle lights in the sky. They caught my attention because they were pretty bright, they may have been orange (it happend over a week I'm not 100% on this), but I absolutely remember they were NOT blinking. Most airplanes I've seen have blinking lights. I could not see a real shape to the craft, it was very dark and the craft was pretty far away - but the lights were in a straight line.

I assumed that the lights being in a straight line mean that the craft was like a cylindar or cigar shape...with the lights being placed along the side of the ship, atleast one in the front and one in the back.

Based on this assumption I noticed something strange: The craft was flying northwest while going higher in the sky. But the light on the front part of the craft was much lower, almost at a 45% angle to the light at the very the back of the craft. Opposite of what you would assume of an airplane, where the "nose" would be higher than the tail. It moved fairly quickly and i was able to watch it fly pretty far away...but the lights NEVER changed angles. (I also thought that was wierd, and it made me think it those lights were probably not on the wings if it were an airplane).

I was driving and only saw it for a minute or 2. i pulled over for a minute, and drove quickly home (i was only a block away at this point) and ran into the house to get a witness, but ofcourse when i came out it was gone.

It really did seem to be pretty close. Around here we have Ohare airport, and a smaller airport for personal and corporate planes called Palwaukee Airport. I often see planes flying near our house, that are pretty low from taking off from either of those locations. This did look like it could have taken off from one of those airports, because it was low to the ground and I see planes flying in that route. But it was absolutely sound at all and i did have everything in my car turned off and stopped driving for a minute (like i said). ALso, as i mentioned before, the angle it seemed to be flying was very differnt.

Being so close to airports, there were ofcourse airplanes flying...but it looked like they were either flying higher or were farther away. Still there were at least 2-3 other airplanes in the same area of the sky that i saw while watchin this object. The object did not look likeit was following them or in anyway flying differently because of those airplanes.

So I have no clue what it was. I didn't submit it earlier because I had only seen it for a minute or two...and was unable to discuss any EXTRODINARY details. But after i heard the coast to coast show last night and mentioned my little experiance with a coast 2 coast chat channel i visit, a friend suggested I submit my story to you guys. Maybe I wasn't the only one to see it? Who knows.

Good luck.

ps - i'm sorry i cannot give you my true address. i do live in wheeling il, 60090, but in the witness contact information form i gave you US Cellular Field's information. However, the e-mail address is correct, so if you want to get in touch with me please use my email. I check it very often.