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Occurred : 5/17/2007 16:30 (Entered as : 051707 16:30)
Reported: 5/19/2007 3:38:11 PM 15:38
Posted: 6/12/2007
Location: Itasca, IL
Shape: Other
Duration:1 minute
Thimble-shaped orange-white object observed sitting in traffic

Around 4:30 PM on May 17, 2007, I had just left work, and after not driving more than about a block from my office (on Rohlwing Road in Itasca) was sitting in backed up traffic due to a train. I happened to look in the driver’s side mirror, at the traffic backing up behind me, and noticed something in the distance in the sky. At first I thought it was an airplane or helicopter, as the area isn’t far from O’Hare Airport, but I noticed that it had a sort of orangish-white glow to it, and as it very slowly horizontally moved along across the clear blue sky, I could see it had a shape that reminded me of a thimble. The size of it was from where I was sitting in my car about the size of my pinky-finger nail from about an arm and a half-length’s away. When the traffic began moving again, I pulled forward a few feet in my car, and when I looked again, couldn’t see the object again. The whole experience was no more than a minute or so long.