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Occurred : 5/6/2008 16:30 (Entered as : 05/06/2008 16:30)
Reported: 5/6/2008 8:13:39 PM 20:13
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Shape: Changing
Duration:5 to 10 minutes
boomerang shaped object hanging in the air changed shape and looked like a string then metal ball

At around 4:30pm May 6th 2008 in Chicago, Illinois (north side), I was riding the EL Train southbound and looked into the north sky. I saw a boomerang shaped object than just hung in the sky very far away. Did not seem to make any strong movements at first. Hung there for about 5 minutes (or 5 minutes from the time I first spotted it). Then it started to either shift its shape or turn and appear as a string-like object. It continued to do this for a few minutes against a blue sky. It would get smaller and start to fade away as if moving far away or becoming invisible. There were planes flying and it appeared to be a lot higher up than them (from my perspective). It looked similar to if you were to take a piece of string and put underwater- just floating there slowly shifting (I assume it was very large even though it was far away. It faded away, then moments later a ball appeared, 'flew' around for several seconds (going one direction stopping abruptly then shooting off in another) then faded into a blue sky.

Half an hour later I saw a helicopter coming from that direction with lights on in the middle of the day.