|Occurred : 5/23/2018 08:20 (Entered as : 05232018 8:00)
Reported: 5/23/2018 8:26:34 PM 20:26
Location: Park Ridge, IL
|Bizarre sighting in O'Hare airspace 5/23/2018 8:15 am - 8:25 am Just north of airport.
During my workday. I watch a departing airliner traveling north out of O'Hare at 8:15 am at maybe two thousand feet and climbing. I noticed to the west of the departing aircraft an object traveling east. I thought that there was a potential conflict (incursion) developing with what I thought at the time were two aircraft so I continued to watch. The flight that left O'Hare continued on without incident I continued to watch the object heading east and coming towards me wanting to see what this object really was and realizing it was at a higher altitude.
As it approach I could faintly see a solid object then a reflection of sun turning it into a bright pin point of light much like a star. From my vantage point, I would say this object was a mile north of O'Hare at an altitude of seven to ten thousand feet when it stopped and stayed in place. I could not make out what I was looking at. The weather was mostly clear with just a few small clouds around the area After minutes in place it moved south towards O'Hare about a mile then slowly climbed all the time looking like a bright star. I have no idea what this object I witnessed was. After this sighting, I noticed that departures to the north stopped. I thought that air traffic control may be trying to figure this out. I called my wife to tell her about this incidence and that she may see something on the news. I would like to call O'Hare about this. I watched this whole thing for probaly eight minutes. Very bizarre, very puzzling. Perhaps military security surveillance. I am very much into aviation I am not making this up.
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