|Occurred : 6/6/2010 20:10 (Entered as : 06/06/2010 20:10)
Reported: 7/15/2010 12:07:08 PM 12:07
Location: Aurora, IL
|Black / opaque/ silent sphere transversing the evening sky
The evening of June 6th at 20:10-20:18, I witnessed a black spherical object to the east towards the flight paths of Ohare and Midway airports.
Initially though it was a nearby mylar balloon ascending in the evening wind. Upon observing, I realized it was considerably more distant because a light aircraft landing nearby at a community field eclipsed the object and based on the size I would have estimated it to be much closer if it was a "free-ranging" balloon. Still skeptical, I observed and noticed the sphere ascending slowly to the south at a steady rate. A faint fuzziness existed around its perimeter. I photographed the sky using a blackberry camera phone such that each frame should encompass the sphere. To my amazement the object passed behind a thin but opaque cloud during the observation period. This then confirmed that it was much higher and further away than a mylar balloon or facsimile. The object maintained its altitude (estimated ~2000-3000 ft). The presence of numerous jets landing and small private aircraft preclude the notion of a misidentification of a plane as a black/opaque sphere. Six images were taken as it progressed southward to ultimately disappear. I am posting this observation in response to seeing NUFORC reports of similar in the vicinity.