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Occurred : 7/6/2008 21:30 (Entered as : 07/06/08 21:30)
Reported: 7/6/2008 8:52:27 PM 20:52
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Shape: Flash
Duration:4-5 seconds
Flashing white light was traveling across the sky from south to north, at an incredible speed, and gone within seconds.

I live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. There were a few planes flying around either taking off from or circling to land at O’hare Airport.

The skies were mostly clear, with some clouds in the distance and at 9:30pm I was standing outside looking southwest almost straight up in the sky and saw a quick white flash of light, almost like the flashing lights you see from a plane but a little brighter and caught my attention. This light would blink about every other second, but what I experienced was the speed of this light. The distance between each blink of light was incredible. I saw this light coming from the south moving north in a straight line and lasted four to five seconds before disappearing in the distance. All the planes in the sky seemed to be moving in slow motion after watching this sighting.