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Occurred : 8/11/2012 21:30 (Entered as : 08/11/2012 21:30)
Reported: 8/12/2012 12:00:10 PM 12:00
Posted: 8/19/2012
Location: Bartlett, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:15 minutes
Chicago area 8/11 colored spinning lights - multiple objects.

Witnesses saw 5 objects low on the horizon composed of changing-color, spinning lights. Se were unable to actually see the physical craft the lights would have assumingly been a part of. They seemed to hover for about 3-5 minutes, then rose up and continued to rise until they were no longer visible. Among those of us who saw, anywhere from 6-10 craft were counted. While they were hovering and then beginning to move, they appeared to be lined up in formation.

In the immediate aftermath (15-30 minutes after), it seemed the jets in the area were flying much lower than normal toward O'Hare, and there were several what looked like low-orbit satellites going by. (normally, we see what looks like a dim star going by - these were more like planet-brightness lights moving across. we felt as though the jets and the "low-orbit satellites" may have possible been in response to whatever the colored/spinning lights event was.