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Occurred : 10/18/2016 18:15 (Entered as : 10/18/16 18:15)
Reported: 12/4/2016 12:46:57 PM 12:46
Posted: 12/5/2016
Location: Oregon, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
5 lights, maybe shapes, in a strange alignment, in the western evening sky

My wife took this picture on 18 Oct, 2016. She didn’t show it to me until recently.

Approximate time: 1815 General direction of travel: west There are 5 lights, or bright spots in the picture, to me the two on the left appear to be oval shaped, not sure if that is a result of distortion, or if that is the actual shape of these, objects, or whatever they are.

She took the picture with her Samsung S5 smartphone, and I do not know how to get the GPS information, and the rest of the technical information associated with the photo. The picture was taken out of the front windshield of a 2011 Chevy Cruze between Franklin Grove IL, and Oregon IL. Near the corner of Flagg rd. and Daysville rd. About half way between Franklin Grove, and Oregon.

My wife is a ((de;eted)) for a small local ((deleted--business)), has worked there ((decades)) years, I am a truck driver for ((name deleted)), formerly ((name deleted)), and have worked for them for ((several)) years. I am also an aircraft aficionado with a good general knowledge of aircraft and their behavior. I was a private pilot student, right after high school, with about 30 hours, including my ‘long cross country’ when I stopped lessons. My neighbor built, and or modified several experimental aircraft in his garage right across the street, including ((deleted)) that they modified for aerobatic flight. I have also been the passenger for quite a bit of aerobatic flight. I am quite agnostic as to any alien visitation to earth. I have driven on the night shift for 10 of my 30 years and have never seen anything in the sky that I couldn’t explain. These lights, or whatever they are in this picture, I cannot explain, they don’t look like any aircraft, and I don’t think they are! planets or stars.

We live approximately 75 miles west of Ohare Airport, so we are familiar with commercial air traffic and their associated landing and anti-collision lights, and generally the flight paths of inbound and outbound commercial air traffic from Ohare and Midway airports. I don’t think these lights are from aircraft.