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Occurred : 1/16/2018 20:35 (Entered as : 01/16/18 20:35)
Reported: 1/16/2018 7:20:26 PM 19:20
Posted: 1/18/2018
Location: Chicago, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
A red light flashed through the sky then stopped, lights flashing between red and green, moving erratically, changing size, distance.

We witnessed a flash of red light streak across the sky from east to west in the southwestern sky, and then stop, flashing red and green lights with no discernible pattern. It moved erratically in the sky, sometimes with great speed other times slowly, way above airplane traffic then what seemed like below, then above again, at one point seeming like it might collide with an airlplane.

It retreated, becoming so small it was a pinpoint high in the sky, then with the blink of an eye was close, large again, spiraling around as if it was going to crash, then traveled slowly earthward until we lost sight of it behind a 3 story building. This was against a dark, clear sky, illuminated with alley lights, and plane traffic lined up going into O’hare airport.

There was a sound, like a whirring buzz or whine. We both felt pressure in our heads with the sound. We both still feel sensitivity in our ears.