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Occurred : 7/16/2019 21:40 (Entered as : 07/16/19 21:40)
Reported: 7/16/2019 10:21:41 PM 22:21
Posted: 7/25/2019
Location: Chicago, IL
Shape: Egg
Duration:~3 minutes
Bullet shaped object burning up falls towards Chicago, then changes directions and shoots away July 16 2019

My partner and I were attending tonight’s regular Full Moon Fire Jam on the beach along with a hundred or so other people. My partner made a comment about the planes tonight, she felt like they were moving a lot lower and faster, they seemed more colorful than usual and were interesting to look at so I was laying on our blanket face up staring at the planes in the sky.

After a while of spacing out I realized my attention had fixed on a bright object that wasn’t the moon. At first it was just a bright red-orange light headed towards earth from the East, if the projectile landed it would be a little bit North of us. After a minute I asked “Do you see that?”.

We watched it for another minute, trying to understand what it was. My original thought was a foreign space object somehow missing a tail, but my partner’s was that it was a bomb. She has better eyesight than me and later claimed that the thought of it being a bomb came from the way the light shone against! the surface of the object, like wrapping around its nose, “It looked like a bullet.”. It was big, how big is hard to say, but big enough that if it did crash to earth it would destroy the city.

We got up and started to leave, but when no one else followed we questioned our decision. “It’s still there.” I noted, and we both watched it for a few more seconds. From my perspective it seemed to stop and immediately change directions, now moving parallel to the horizon towards the North, away from us, but my partner believes it “slungshot back the way it came”. It was completely gone within a second.

I posted a vague question about it on the Fire Jam Facebook event page and two others described the event as well. I don’t know if what I saw was intelligent life, technology, or space junk, but whatever it was, it made my heart fall into my stomach, I could hardly believe what I was seeing was real. I feared for my life.