|Occurred : 11/25/2012 05:05 (Entered as : 11/25/12 5:05)
Reported: 11/25/2012 8:30:26 PM 20:30
Location: Chicago, IL
|Brilliant yellow/orange star-like light seen over downtown Chicago
At approximately 5:05am on November 25, 2012, I woke up and looked out of the window of my 37th floor downtown Chicago condominium. I saw a light in the sky to the north that looked like a star, but it was much too low in the sky to be one. It was not moving, so I knew it couldn't be an airplane.
Suddenly, the light grew larger and larger; the color was yellow/orange. It sparkled like a star but was equivalent in size to hundreds of stars put together. It was the brightness of an explosion or firework, but there were no offshoots of light that fell downwards. The light remained at its maximum size for approximately 20 seconds.
It then disappeared.
In its place was a dark rounded shape that began to move. It was difficult to make out the exact shape against the dark night sky. There were no lights on the top, sides or rear of the shape - only a multitude of small lights on the front of white, yellow and orange that alternated in a random pattern as the shape proceeded forward and down in a vertical east to west direction. The speed of the object was about twice the speed of a descending airplane and it quickly disappeared behind a distant skyscraper.