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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/1/2017 21:30 (Entered as : 08/01/17 21:30)
Reported: 8/23/2017 11:03:27 AM 11:03
Posted: 9/5/2017
Location: Crystal Lake, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:4 minutes
Glowing Light With Halo of Light Surrounding

My brother and I witnessed a large light in the sky, moving from the south, heading north. The light was about the size of a pencil eraser in the sky. The object seemed to have a circle or halo of light surrounding it.

After a minute of amazement, I thought to grab my high-powered binoculars. Looking through the binoculars the point of light became sharper, but remained just that, a point of light. The surprising observation was the circle of light/halo surrounding the object. As the point moved, the halo moved with the light. The halo was set apart from the point of light,

I could clearly see other stars in the space between the light and the inner ring of the halo.

I submitted this report after seeing another individual submitted a report on the same sighting on 8/4/17 out of Rockford, 40 miles west of my location.

As a closing comment we have almost a sighting a month here of strange phenomena in the sky (mostly flashes).

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date above is approximate. PD)