|Occurred : 6/19/2008 00:30 (Entered as : 06/19/08 0:00)
Reported: 6/20/2008 3:57:55 PM 15:57
Location: Chicago, IL
Duration:All night and morning
|I live on the southside of Chicago in a neighborhood called Mount Greenwood. I got off of work around 11:30 PM on Wednesday, June 18th, 2008. I went home and everything seemed normal until i went outside for a cigarette around 12:30 AM Thursday, June 19th. I noticed out of the corner of my eye a quick flash of light.
When I looked up, I saw an EXTREMELY faint light moving in very erratic patterns at an unbelievably fast speed. Basically, it was zig-zagging in all different directions at a brightness and speed that made it hardly even noticeable. I went to go wake up my little brother and show him. He said he saw it too, but didn't give it much thought and went back to bed.
I sat out there and watched for a bit longer until I noticed that the zooming, zig-zagging lights were EVERYWHERE. They weren't birds, nor shooting stars or airplanes or jets. This is unlike anything I have ever seen before. I went upstairs to film this happening on an old video camera that we have had since the 90's. The camera did a very poor job picking up anything too strange because of how dark it was outside, the age of the camera, and the faintness of the lights. To make sure I wasn't going crazy, I called one of my friends to come over and watch the sky with me and he agreed. I got in my car to go pick him up.
We got back to my house about ten minutes later, and this is when the weird stuff started happening. Instantly, I noticed that there were more stars out than there were before I left. I looked up and I saw one of them hovering, moving in very small circles. This was not some star obscured by clouds as skeptics may say. This thing was moving. THEN we noticed that the moving light began shooting out other lights. When they would shoot out, a very small trail of vapour was seen behind them but only for a second. After a while, we noticed some patterns. The lights really only moved when they shot out other lights (except of course those faint "zooming zig-zaggers" which went on all night).
Also, we noticed just how many lights formed triangle shapes in the sky. Most noticeably were three very bright lights which seemed to be directly above my house which formed an almost perfect triangle. We continued to watch this amazing display until about 2:30 AM until my friend wanted me to give him a ride home. I dropped him off and came back ten minutes later. Well, I ended up staying awake and watching the sky until about 5:30 AM because i was so mesmerized and frankly, a little scared. The same things happened until I went to bed. As a sidenote, I should aslo mention that police ad ambulance sirens could be hear literally ALL NIGHT LONG. there were non-stop sirens going on for at least 4 hours straight. I don't know if this has to do with anything, though.
I woke up very tired and sore in the neck (probably from staring up all night) around 7:00 AM because I had class to go to at 8 AM. As I was driving to school, I couldn't help but notice that the "zoomers" were still there! Well I went on through the rest of the day until I had to go to work at 2:00 PM. I had told only one specific co-worker about the whole situation last night because everyone else would just laugh at me. We waited until it was dark (probably around 10 PM) when I dragged him out of the warehouse that we work at to come outside and see for himself.
I pointed out to him one of the clearly moving lights, but he just denied it. He said it didn't look like it was moving at all. I got kind of upset, but he told me to just go home that night and film the sky because the camera wont play tricks on you like your eyes might. So I did again, around 11:30 PM when I got off work. I had a half an hours worth of tape but I only filmed maybe ten minutes of footage. The triangular star formations were still there, and I saw a very fast vapor streak in the sky which seemed to come down straight to Earth about 20 miles away. After about five minutes (which seemed like an eternity) I started getting really nervous, paranoid, and itchy. I felt like I was being watched. I couldn't do it any more. I was feeling so weird, I just ran inside and reluctantly went to bed.
I woke up today (Friday, June 20th) feeling just fine. I haven't even bothered to look up at the sky yet. My friend is coming back in town from his school out in Dekalb, Illinois (NIU). I plan on showing him tonight and telling him what I saw. We may or may not see something, and depending on how I'm feeling, I may not even care. I have been worrying myself sick these past couple days and these strange lights have given me an unhealthy obsession with the sky.
All I really want to know is if anybody else from my area reported similar stories.
Thanks for reading.