I've lived right on the cusp of Tinley Park my whole life, and still live close to the area. I hate to sound like a party pooper, but trying to
identify a strange light so close to O'Hare, Midway, the Lewis University airport, the other small Joliet airports, not to mention all of the
hoity-toity private runways in Aurora and Naperville is a daunting task. The whole area is a huge hub for travel, and Lewis University is one of the
major schools for aviation.
I have seen strange lights that don't look like airplanes on several occasions, and even once almost got in a car accident because I saw something
that appeared to defy the laws of physics. It was red, and didn't even appear to move at all. It was an airplane headed directly toward me.
Sometimes the planes seem very high, too high for a normal airplane, but during the day you can see the same thing when the sun is shining on it, with
exhaust and everything. Clearly an airplane.
It hasn't stopped me from continuing to look though! When I was about seven, I was with my mom in the car traveling west on 167th toward Tinley
Park. I lived in Oak Forest, and the town lives up to it's name. There are heavily wooded areas everywhere, including the right side of the road we
were on. I had been watching a red light light with interest for some time, trying to figure out what it was when all of a sudden it shot straight
down until it was obscured by the tops of the trees. It freaked me out hardcore, and made me afraid of aliens and UFOs coming to get me. My mom
never saw it, but to this day I have no clue what it could have been.
Then, during daylight driving south on Cicero towards Mattson, we saw three white lights high up in the sky in a triangle formation. They looked like
airplanes, but then they started moving in strange formations, with one of the points of the triange moving between the other two to shift the
dimentions of the triangle, and this went on for about fifteen minutes. We checked this out later and found that there should not have been any
aircraft practicing formations that day. Again, to this day, we have no clue what they were...
About two years later my mom called me downstairs with excitement in the late evening to show me something. The whole family was by the front door
oohing and ahhing, and when I looked out the window I saw a huge object with bright lights hovering about a hundred yards above my neighbors house! I
screamed bloody murder and ran back inside.
It was the Goodyear blimp.
I guess you have to be careful sometimes not to buy into your own paranoia...
[edit on 3-10-2005 by LucyStoner76]