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Occurred : 7/18/2017 13:00 (Entered as : 07/18/17 13:00)
Reported: 7/18/2017 1:07:27 PM 13:07
Posted: 7/23/2017
Location: Hanover Park, IL
Shape: Sphere
Duration:5 minutes
A spherical, metallic object rising very high in the sky. Drone or something else?

I was sitting in my car in a parking lot when I saw something appear in the horizon, coming from the northwest. My first impression was that it was a balloon, as it floated and fluttered in the blue sky (no clouds whatsoever). It appeared to be spherical in shape, metallic, reflecting the sun. I also noticed that it slowly twirled in a circular motion.

Then it began to move upward in a more deliberate fashion, going way, way up in the sky, from the northwest to the east. Then it crossed my mind that it could be a drone but I’ve never heard of a drone that rose up into the sky that high, perhaps as high as an airplane.

I managed to snap a couple of photos with my phone, when it was closer to the ground, and I sent them to the link as requested.