|Occurred : 9/9/2007 15:00 (Entered as : 09/09/07 15:00)
Reported: 9/13/2007 9:41:44 AM 09:41
Location: Palatine, IL
|Strange star like objects spotted moving in the sky on a sunny afternoon
I was lying on the couch in my living room watching TV. Directly above the couch on the ceiling is a skylight. I happened to gaze up through the skylight at the blue sky and noticed what I initially thought was a very bright star. But, as I watched it it moved slowly from left to right. It also changed in light intensity. When I initially spotted it it was very noticeable; it would fade and re-brighten. After a few moments I decided to get my brother to come look at it too (to make sure what I was seeing was real). Once he came downstairs and I pointed it out to him he also thought it was very strange. He confirmed that it was indeed moving back and forth. At this time he also noticed some fainter star like objects close to the main object which also appeared to move slowly. As we watched them some of the objects would disappear and then reappear a few seconds later.
I have seen satellites on clear nights moving across the night sky, and know that these were definitely not satellites. As far as I know satellites move along a linear trajectory; these definitely were free moving. The fact that they could disappear and reappear in a different spot was mysterious. I have no idea what these objects were but they were definitely not like anything I have ever seen. To give you some background, I am located about 20 miles from O'Hare International airport, so I see alot of aircraft in the sky here. This was absolutely not a high altitude, man-made plane of any type.