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Occurred : 3/23/2008 08:00 (Entered as : 03/23/08 8:00)
Reported: 3/24/2008 1:56:43 PM 13:56
Posted: 3/31/2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:3 seconds
Fast-moving low-flying light disappears over Chicago.

Last night my boyfriend and I were walking to his apartment on Columbia Avenue in Chicago when we saw a low-flying light crossing the sky moving south to north. The light was quite bright and low enough that my first thought was that it was a flare being fired from somewhere nearby. I said, "What the f*** is that?", but the light vanished before I finished the sentence. The light did not fade out or burst like a flare or fireworks would, it just vanished in the blink of an eye.

The light was also moving in a straight line, like a flying object and not something shot into the sky (which would presumably travel in an arch across the sky). It was moving quite fast before it disappeared. The object was moving so quickly and was so bright my boyfriend and I were stunned into silence when it vanished. Neither one of us know quite what to make of it.