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Occurred : 11/30/2012 20:20 (Entered as : 11/30/2012 20:20)
Reported: 12/1/2012 1:08:24 PM 13:08
Posted: 12/20/2012
Location: Palatine, IL
Shape: Circle
Duration:60-90 seconds
Bright red object moving slowly in the sky, changes color and direction and disappears

Sighting date and time- November 30th, 2012 at approximately 8:20pm Location – Palatine, IL - 46 degrees North East in the sky Weather – Partly Cloudy – The part of the sky I say the UFO was clear

On November 30th, 2012 I let my dog out and looked up at the sky and saw a bright red circular object. It was partly cloudy but this part of the sky was completely clear. At first I thought it may be Mars because of how much red was in the object but then I noticed it was moving very slowly to the west. Because of the color and slow movement it caught my attention. Next I thought it may be an airplane far off in the distance but I dismissed that quickly. I did not think it was an airplane because it did not have any flashing warning lights on it and it was more of a solid red object with maybe a lighter whitish outline. Also, the object seemed to be moving very slow in the sky.

I could not take my eye off of it because I could tell it was something I have never seen before. I saw this object moving very slowly in the sky and it seemed to be far off in the sky (I thought it was a star or planet at first). I saw this object moving in a straight line for about 60-90 seconds.

Then the object seemed to lose the red color and began to look more white/clear and looked to change direction and travel towards the north. Once the object started to lose the red color and change direction the object completely disappeared into the sky within 2-3 seconds. Once the object changed color and disappeared into the sky so quickly, I knew I saw something special/amazing/ unexplainable. I stayed outside for another 5 minutes looking in the same direction in the sky to see if it reappeared & it never did. I took out my smart phone with the compass app and it was at about 46 degrees North in the sky.