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Occurred : 8/19/2009 23:30 (Entered as : 08/19/09 23:30)
Reported: 8/21/2009 4:39:50 PM 16:39
Posted: 8/27/2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Shape: Sphere
Pulsating sphere changing in size.

I was outside in my backyard looking at the sky. It was after 11:30 at night and pretty much a clear sky. I saw what looked like a very bright star in the NE . To the naked eye, it was brighter then the other stars around. I had binoculars which I used. I saw a sphere like object that was primarily red with white and green and some blue.It almost looked like a firework that went off but a much smaller effect. It also was pulsating.Did not really move a great distance but twitched. It would change from the sphere to the bright point. I called for my husband to take a look. He was not sure either what it was. My husband took a picture of the object next to a light. Two red lights can be seen along with steak of white light. We live near O'Hare flight path but most of the flights had stopped by that time. We have lived in the area for 22 years.