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Occurred : 7/4/2014 22:25 (Entered as : 07/04/14 22:25)
Reported: 7/4/2014 10:33:46 PM 22:33
Posted: 7/5/2014
Location: Chicago, IL
Shape: Circle
Duration:2.4 minutes
Orange, pulsating object zooming across Chicago sky

On July 4, 2014, I was with my girlfriend in my backyard, sitting on the bench, watching the neighborhood fireworks. I turned to my left and saw a round, glowing, orange/red object in the sky. It was west of us, and low enough to the ground that I could make out the shape, but still far enough away that much detail was yet to be seen. I immediately begin to think of what it could be, but the shape, color, and behavior was nothing I have ever seen on any flying object that I witnessed.

The object began to pulsate more rapidly and moving at a high rate of speed, faster than any plane I have witnessed. The object began to move south, and suddenly it stopped in mid air for a good half a minute or so.

Suddenly, it began to speed away, going southwest, and disappearing within a few seconds. I could not believe what I just saw; I am a paranormal investigator with a background in Sociology, and consider myself open minded but very skeptical. I have read about alien ! and UFO encounters, but never witnessed anything of the sort, so I always wondered about the legitimacy of such claims. But after tonight, I am a bit more a believer, especially after digging online and finding that reports of UFO encounters in Chicago around the 4th of July are anything but uncommon. It helps too that my old neighbors down the street saw the same object last year!