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Occurred : 8/9/2014 02:30 (Entered as : 08/09/14 02:30)
Reported: 8/18/2014 4:18:01 PM 16:18
Posted: 8/22/2014
Location: Chicago, IL
Shape: Changing
Duration:2 minutes
More Orange orbs in the night sky in Chicago

August 9, 2014, 02:30 CST

In Chicago, IL over southern Lake Michigan one other witness and I saw a ball of non-consuming flame out over the lake under what we could only describe as controlled flight. It manoeuvered like nothing we'd seen before, hugging the horizon headed north until it stopped, apparently turned, and flew straight up what must have been at least 2000 feet.

Then it stopped again and appeared to dance around in the sky, just like those chinese lanterns.. . . . . but Chinese lanterns don't suddenly turn into a rotating trianglular formation.

The one object suddenly split into three and the new triangle of objects slowly spun around a share axis and recombined into one again. That was a fancy lantern! Then it flew toward us at moderate speed straight overhead, and looked to the other witness like a "burning butterfly" in a "non-consuming flame."

I admit I didn't see it so closely as to cite any "flapping," to me it appeared to billow, and puff like something fully engulfed in flame. I lost track of the object for a moment while moving to another room, trying to get a better view, but when I regained the object directly overhead, it was hurtling skyward at unbelievable I've never seen. Even in movies.