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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/22/2005 23:00 (Entered as : 05/22/2005 23:00)
Reported: 5/24/2005 7:08:09 PM 19:08
Posted: 5/28/2005
Location: Franklin Park, IL
Shape: Teardrop
Duration: 4 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
A yellowish-orange glowing shape rotating counter clockwise on what appeared to be an assymetrical axis.

I was in my yard looking at the sky and having a smoke. To my west, I saw a bright flash of light like a camera flash, but pinpoint in size.

A dim light appeared at that point, far off. It slowly traveled to the North for about 1 minute or so, then made a wide, circular curve - clockwise until it headed ESE. My view was obstructed for about 15 seconds by trees. Once I was able to view it again, it was heading ESE towards my area. As it approached, I began to see color and shape.

It passed directly overhead in a more Easterly direction and continued until it could no longer be seen. The object appeared to be traveling slowly, but if it was farther off than I percieved it may have been moving much faster.

It was glowing an Orange-Yellow color, and the lights on the bottom of it appeared to be segmented into three rectangular shapes, nearly the same in shape and size. There was a halo of light surrounding it that was more yellow in color and appeared misty. That is how the teardrop type shape was seen.

The object was rotating counter-clockwise on what appeared to be an asymmetrical axis at about 1 revolution every 3 or 4 seconds. The revolutions and latteral speed were constant. Though the defining lines of the object could not be seen clearly, I got a distinct view of the underside as I described it.

I called my step-daughter out to see it but the only view of it that she briefly saw was a rotation seen in the distance as it left our field of vision. Not nearly as clear as my view had been during the duration that I experienced.

I wish I had my camera. This would have made an incredible video- the likes of which I have never seen.

This is the second UFO sighting I have had in two years, the first of which was even more breathtaking.