|Occurred : 6/6/2008 21:22 (Entered as : 06/06/08 21:22)
Reported: 6/6/2008 7:53:04 PM 19:53
Location: Park Ridge, IL
|It was a very large and extremely bright white orb moving slowly in a southeastern direction slightly southeast of O'Hare Airport.
I have lived 5 minutes from O’Hare Airport for 32 years. I know full what a helicopter or plane look and sound like. I have seen tons of meteors when I lived Arizona for 8 years. This was neither.
It was a very large and extremely bright white orb moving slowly in a southeastern direction, seemingly at a very high altitude. In fact, you may start receiving reports from downtown, the southern side of Chicago, and in Indiana shortly. I have never seen anything like it.
It was completely silent, and moved slowly and smoothly. It was at a very high altitude, so the size of this thing was astonishing. It was heading into a southeastern direction. There was no trailer, no flashing lights, and it was brighter than the moon. My guess is that it was an un-manned orb used for surveillance.
It was approximately 2.5 miles southeast of O'Hare Airport, so the radar had to pick it up for sure.
((NUFORC Note: One of several reports from the same source. We do not know whether they have been submitted as serious-minded reports, or whether they are hoaxes. PD))