UFO Sighting in Palatine, Illinois

Sighting Basics

Case Number 83583
Date of the Sighting 2017-05-07 18:40
Date Submitted 2017-05-08 00:01 (Reported Same Day)
Time Zone America/Chicago
Source MUFON
Summary Diamond, clear sky, min of 10
Tags photo video light

Sighting Location

City Palatine
Region Illinois
Coutntry United States
Postal Code 60067
Latitude 42.09532
Longitude -88.04611
The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance Over One Mile
Alititude Over 500 Feet (no cloudcover)
Sighting Duration 00:10:00
Object Features Other
Object Flight Path Other
Object Shape Diamond

Sighting Statistics

• There have been 2068 other sightings in Illinois
• There have been 12 other sightings in Palatine
• There has been one other sighting in the postal code 60067
• There have been 536 other sightings near Palatine
• There were no other sightings in or near Palatine on 2017-05-07

Sighting Details

I was leaning backwards on car having cigarette and on day with bright blue sky, what appeared as a low star during daylight caught my attention. the one became 4 in a diamond shape with a reddish appearing light in middle. i didn’t have my cell phone so i called in to have a family member come see what i was… the strangest thing was whatever we saw was transparent, unless you trained your focus on that area of the sky. my family member said she was going inside to retrieve camera but returned with binoculars. while transfixed i noticed there were at least 10-20 more at progressive altitudes. then, an airplane leaving contrails approached this ??? from the east. as it did, an area of smoke-like haze was all that remained where the ??? had been observed. they were gone before the aircraft intercepted the area. i have no photos nor video but know i have another credible witness. also, others had to have observed this and hope someone did take photographs.

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