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Occurred : 10/12/2012 04:10 (Entered as : 10/12/12 4:10)
Reported: 10/12/2012 9:49:22 AM 09:49
Posted: 10/30/2012
Location: Chicago, IL
Shape: Unknown
Duration:1-2 hours
UFO’s spotted in Chicago in the early morning on 10/12/12.

I woke up at about 4:10am on 10/12/2012 because Venus and the Moon were supposed to be the closest together on this date. When I woke up, I noticed a third "planet." I thought it could’ve been Jupiter, but then realized it wasn’t located at that point at that time I rested for a few minutes then checked on the third lighted object again (still in the same place). This was in the eastern sky. I got out the binoculars and looked at the third "planet," which turned out to be an aircraft. Just in the sky, motionless. Then it flew south maybe around 4:18-4:20am. There were two-three circular lights on the bottom of the aircraft (white lights) and a sky-blue blinking light toward the back of it.

I started to, now, observe the sky with the binoculars and noticed multiple flying objects (which appeared very small) with red and white blinking lights). They might have been commercial flights but seemed to be moving slowly and not so steadily like a commercial flight would. They seemed to also slow down and "sit" behind some of the cloud coverage on an otherwise clear night.

All in all, there were probably about 10-12 flying objects (but 5 or so could’ve been commercial/international flights).

I looked out at the lake now, and in Chicago there are water sanitization stations in the middle of the lake. I noticed two-three objects around one of the stations (through binoculars). The lights did not look like boats (they were not red/green) they were white flashing lights and one had three lights that would light up and down (not as a boat would), and were small. They were out there “surrounding” the water filtration station for 2 hours (until 6am). After that, I don’t know, because I went to bed.

At one point, the large brightly lit object (that I had first thought to be a planet) came back, this time from the north. It stayed in the sky and hovered for a couple minutes, then came over my head (I was located in a tall building). It was brightly lit, lights were under the object – so hard to make out the shape (it seemed to have maybe 5-6 circular white lights on the bottom and a sky-blue flashing light too). However, there was no sound whatsoever.

My background includes growing up in Chicago, where I attended good schools. I work about every day, so my sleep schedule is sometimes off. I’ve always loved looking at planets through binoculars and have a natural curiosity toward the solar system (even though that is not my career focus).

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))