Multiple Objects Observed Over Chicago Skyway
What first appeared to be a triangle-shaped object, seemed to be independent lights moving together in a formation near the Chicago Skyway area.
An Illinois couple report watching lights in a triangle formation as they drove along the Chicago Skyway area heading toward Gary, IN, according to July 23, 2011, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The object appeared to be heading toward them.
"The object had many lights on it which were evenly spaced apart encompassing the entire bottom of the object," the reporting witness stated. "The object appeared to be a couple hundred feet across, and the lights were flashing red from front to back of each individual light. The traffic was heavy, and we were unable to stop and take pictures."
They lost sight of the object as it passed overhead, but were able to describe what now appeared to be independent lights and not a single object.
"I did not hear any noise coming from the object, and as it passed over I was able to look up and notice that I could look through the object between the flashing lights. It did not appear to be a solid object, but possibly a formation of bright red flashing lights."
No images or video were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on July 23, 2011. The event occurred on July 15, 2011. The above quotes were edited for clarity.
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The following is the unedited and as yet uninvestigated report filed with MUFON. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If Illinois MUFON State Director Sam Maranto investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.
IL, July 15, 2011 - Driving on the skyway heading towards Gary Indiana my wife notice a triangle shaped object flying over head. MUFON Case # 30306.
My wife, daughter, and myself were driving on the Chicago skyway heading towards Gary, Indiana. While I was driving, my wife told me to look up, because there was a triangle shaped object about a half mile away, and flying in our direction. I looked up and saw the object heading in our direction.
The object had many lights on it which were evenly spaced apart encompassing the entire bottom of the object. The object appeared to be a couple hundred ft across, and the lights were flashing red from front to back of each individual light. The traffic was heavy, and we were unable to stop and take pictures.
We lost sight of the object soon after it passed over head, since we were headed in the opposite direction. I did not here any noise coming from the object, and as it passed over I was able to look up and notice that I could look through the object between the flashing lights. It did not appear to be a solid object, but possibly a formation of bright red flashing lights.
The sun was beginning to set, and I could not tell if the formation of lights were planes or something else. I have not seen planes flying in such a tight formation with these types of lights. The formation of lights stayed consistent and we did not see any of the individual lights move outside of the formation. It was as if the lights were connected and moving in unison, yet there seemed to be gaps between the lights that you could see the sky above.
We are unsure what we saw, and it was probably nothing, but it looked very odd. I am in the military, and worked as a corrections officer, and my wife is an attorney. We had never seen anything that looked like that, and was curious if anyone else had seen this.
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