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Occurred : 2/21/2012 20:40 (Entered as : 02/21/12 20:00)
Reported: 2/23/2012 7:03:21 PM 19:03
Posted: 3/13/2012
Location: Highwood, IL
Shape: Disk
Duration:10 Seconds
Flying Disk North of Chicago

At about 8:40PM February 21, 2012, I took my dog out side to run around and go to the bathroom. I had decided to bring my pair of binoculars along to see Venus which was quite bright. I saw Venus in my binoculars and saw what I thought was a private jet or small airplane. I focused in on the object and I noticed it was the shape of a classic 1940s-50s 'Flying Saucer.' It was a dark metallic color with about 5-7 porthole windows in the middle/side of the craft. It was relatively close to the ground and there was no sound. I believe there was a white strobe light on the top but the bottom of the craft did have a slow pulsing red light. I moved slightly from west to the east towards Lake Michigan then I lost sight of the U.F.O. I have seen (and reported) strange things in the sky that were simply unexplained...and I guess this is one too.