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Occurred : 8/23/2009 21:30 (Entered as : 082309 21:00)
Reported: 9/1/2009 10:42:20 PM 22:42
Posted: 12/12/2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:1 hour
August 23, 2009 Seven Chicago Witnesses view strange Orange Red balls of light in night sky.

On August 23, 2009 at about 930p seven eye witnesses watched two orange balls of light slowly appear from the sky then slowly disappear. Their pattern of flight began from the South East and moved North West over Chicago. It was a very clear summer night many stars and different easily identified aircraft could be seen. The two balls of red/orange light appeared then disappeared. I could see as one elevated very high in the sky then resembled a star that began streaking West. About 5 mins later a line of orange/red lights then began to appear and slowly move into a triangle formation. Each light then slowly faded out. After the lights disappeared a variety of terrestrial craft small planes, jets, helicopters began to move into the area above NW Chicago where the lights had been. After about a half hour a large red and green triangle solid object began to make schedule circles around the NW side of the City in the sky possibly over Lake Michigan. All of this ! was witnessed by seven different adults and none had an explaining for what was seen. They were not meteors because they were transfixed at times and moved in others. They were not Chinese lanterns because they came down from the atmosphere then projected back up. I tried to capture to image on my Cell phone video camera but the phone camera was not adequate to film something with such low light. I did manage to catch a small amount. My friend then did get her camera and managed to take some video and photos of what we were witnessing. In my video (the bad one) you can faintly see the triangle formation it made but also listen to the peoples reaction of it. In my friends video you can see the objects in the sky and here the same reaction. Here is my friends link and my link is both videos and sound are from the same occurrence (date/time). When I first saw them my first feeling was of terr! or because I had no explanation for what it was then I was hop! ing alie ns were not preparing to invade Earth. It made me very nervous. Three of my friends and myself that were witness to the encounter work in the aerospace industry and have never seen anything like it before. The ages of the witnesses are from 25 to 55. I have searched 'Orange balls of light" on YouTube and have seen different various videos of exactly what we saw in Chicago but filmed all over the world. The night we saw them there were at least 6 to 7 objects in the sky total.