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Occurred : 8/17/2010 01:00 (Entered as : 8/17/10 1:00)
Reported: 8/17/2010 8:28:14 AM 08:28
Posted: 8/24/2010
Location: Geneva, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:at least 1 hour
Light/object in Western Chicago suburbs

Large star like light in the northeast sky towards Chicago. Moved erratically within a certain area over the sky, if it had stayed still I would have thought it just a large star. Seemed to be either emitting a light or electric charges or what I saw as possible machine gun fire type light around the light/object. It would quickly move to the direction of the discharged light. Seemed to be able to move in any direction at what must have been very fast speeds at the distance I saw it from. Stayed in northeast sky from 1 am when I awoke and went outside first saw it, to about 3 when i was finally able to just stop looking and go to sleep. So at-least 2 hours.

((NUFORC Note: Jupiter would be visible in the southeast sky, at this time. PD))