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Occurred : 12/4/2013 16:30 (Entered as : 12/4/13 16:30)
Reported: 12/4/2013 2:52:59 PM 14:52
Posted: 12/5/2013
Location: Hoffman estates, IL
Shape: Flash
Duration:3 minutes
Giant bursts of light fill sky.

I caught the glimpse of crafts exiting the atmosphere rather fast. Hard to tell their exact shape. At about 30 degrees off the eastern horizon (closest intersection Higgins and Huntington) I saw a huge flash of bright yellow/white light. The flash was so bright it illuminated the whole sky and the outside as if it were daylight but only for a few milliseconds. Then about 2 minutes later I saw the exact same thing. No sounds produced. No known aircraft (presently cloudy, drizzling). If I hadn't already been looking out the window trying to figure out the first flash I would have missed the second one. One thing to note although probably not related, was at the exact moment of only the first flash there was a single dog bark.