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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/21/2004 22:00 (Entered as : 08/21/04 22:00)
Reported: 10/19/2006 1:52:36 PM 13:52
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Oak Forest, IL
Shape: Triangle
Duration: half hour
Strange air ship moving north to south over the southwest Chicago suburbs.

I realize the delay in this report; however I just read an article on ABC7Chicago web site


talking about the sighting of three red lights over Tinley Park, IL. On August 21st 2004 and I thought I should add to that story what was witnessed by me and my family.

It was a beautiful evening. I was in my back yard in Oak Forest, IL. With my wife, my two older brothers and my step son. We were just hanging out enjoying the night when my oldest brother said "check out those three red stars," and he pointed into the southern sky. We all looked and noticed the three red lights that was probably described by a thousand people. We saw them kind of hanging there, then moving in and out until, one by one they just kind of faded out. Not a sudden disappearance like turning off a light switch but rather a fade. They would just fade slowly out. Shortly after that I noticed something strange in the northern sky. There was this air ship (for a lack of a better term) that was moving from the north to the south. This ship seemed to be moving slow but steady and as it got closer we got a real good look at it. It was black and shining and triangular. I could see the light from the surrounding townships reflecting off it or so it seemed. It seemed to be flying low also. Maybe two thousand feet off the deck, however I canít say for sure. And it was silent. It didnít make a sound, nothing at all and it was a real smooth flight path. It didnít deviate at all. It didnít shake or anything. Just moving straight as an arrow. Once it passed over our house (it was flying almost directly over our house) and headed out south it turned into one of those red lights for maybe three or four minutes and then faded like the other lights. It was very strange to say the least.