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Arlington Heights, Illinois (United States)

Sighted on Saturday 15. September 2012
Reported on
Shape: Oval | Duration: 00:00:02
Source:

Daughter, wife and I were walking our dogs at Olympic Field (2 blocks west of my address). I was gazing at the sky and stars with my daughter (my wife did not see this). Right between the last and 2nd to last stars in the big dipper handle (approx 45% NW direction in sky) effectively a star about 5-10 times the size of those starts lit up out of nothing for a bout a sec or 2 and then went back off. The on/0ff was not instant (jerky) but was a bit like a very fast dim on/off process. The light was VERY bright and clear but was not shiny with the sparkling lines of a star. While the object didn't have a structural "edge" to it it shape was distinct in the sky. It seemed very far a way (like a stars distant) and yet I suppose it could have been much closer but definitely past a planes distance.. distance very hard to determine but not close for sure...

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