|Occurred : 7/4/2013 20:48 (Entered as : 07/04/13 20:48)
Reported: 7/8/2013 1:39:23 PM 13:39
Location: Chicago, IL
|Dark gray flat-ended saucer shaped object flying west to east.
On the Fourth of July, I was on my second floor deck, watching the fireworks begin, looking W/NW. The sun had set, but there was still an orange glow to the western clouds. Far to the west, I saw a dark gray object hovering just under the cloud line.
I stepped inside to retrieve a pair of binoculars that I keep hanging inside the door. I sighted the object through the binoculars, and it was moving east at a slow pace, coming right towards me. It was very far away, so it is difficult to estimate its size, but I would say it was just a little smaller than a mid-sized plane.
It was silent, had no running lights, and no exhaust. As it came closer, perhaps a mile or two away, it started to bank to it's left, or North.
As it banked, I could clearly see that it was saucer shaped in front, but the back end was flat; what a dime would look like if one clipped off about an eighth of it.
I followed it with the binoculars until it disappeared past the tree line.
This is the third UFO I have viewed from my deck in the past two years, and my second report filed with NUFORC.