|Occurred : 7/21/2009 12:30 (Entered as : 07/21/09 12:30)
Reported: 7/24/2009 3:26:03 PM 15:26
Location: Chicago, IL
|Odd pulsing lights west of Chicago
Early Tuesday morning my friends and I noticed two air planes with pulsing lights about 45 degrees north of the southern horizon, heading west. A few moments later I noticed they had stopped moving. At first I thought they had just moved past the horizon. Considering the speed and distance to the trees below I quickly ruled that out. When I got up to make sure it wasn't an asteroid or space junk they started up again. They moved independently of each other and a third (dimmer or farther) light appeared. With in a few more seconds one quickly headed south and out of sight and the other two continued in strange little "loops" speeding up before entering behind some clouds.
I am an amateur astronomer and I am pretty sure it wasn't anything burning up in our atmosphere or Jupiter or Saturn. They moved just a little too awkwardly to be planes.
Not sure what it was, just thought I would post it here in case anyone else saw it.