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Occurred : 7/4/2008 22:00 (Entered as : 07/04/2008 22:00)
Reported: 7/8/2008 3:53:10 PM 15:53
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Shape: Other
Duration:10-15 min
ufo in fireworks display

I was visiting my son and his wife in Chicago over the 4th of July. He lives in a high rise apartment building over 40 stories tall near Lake Michigan. We went to the roof to have a panoramic view of the fireworks around the city.

There were a great number of fireworks particularly in the out-lying areas of the city. Even with the city lights the fireworks were phenonmenal. At one point I noticed an area of intense firework activity. I only focused on it for a few seconds then scanned other areas. When I returned my gaze to this spot I noticed some of the lights seemed to be hanging in one spot for an unusually long period. "How do they make them do that," I asked myself. Then I pointed it out to my son.

Again I was distracted. When I glanced back the lights were still hanging there. They seemed to form a "hat-shape" with red and green lights which shimmered around the form. UFO popped into my mind but I discounted it.

I was once more distracted. When I looked back again at this "hat-shaped" object six very bright golden orbs seemed to emanate from it and hang momentarily around it.

My mind seemed to be affected by what I saw. I certainly felt spaced out. (I don't drink or do mind-altering substances stronger than coffee.) When I looked again for the object, it had disappeared along with the orbs.

It wasn't until the next day that I realized that I'd seen a UFO. I'm over 60 years old and this is the first one I've ever seen one though I do believe we are visited, if not influenced, by aliens. I broached the subject of the sighting with my son & daughter-in-law. He's an engineer and she's an accountant. He brushed off the UFO hypothesis. She said nothing except she hadn't noticed anything.

I feel the need to communicate this with someone, hence this letter.

Peace to all...