|Occurred : 4/1/2017 01:10 (Entered as : 04/01/17 1:10)
Reported: 4/1/2017 1:59:28 AM 01:59
Location: Arlington Heights, IL
|Airplane-sized light seen in night sky going abnormally fast before extinguishing.
Driving eastbound at night on Golf Road, east of Interstate 90, I saw a light, comparable in size to that of an airplane, becomes visible in my windshield as it speeds forward – so, also going eastbound. It was going about a few times faster than an airplane; it wasn't as though it was gone in a flash.
Very shortly after I could see it, it disappeared. There was no flourish when it disappeared, and while I've considered that it was just a reflection on the glass, it didn't have the sort of glow around it that light reflecting on glass usually has.
I also considered that it was a sort of shooting star, but again, there was no tail or glow around it.
I reiterate that the light looked exactly how a commercial airliner would have looked like in the night sky through a windshield; its behavior was what was odd.
The entire sight lasted less than two seconds.