Chicago, Illinois UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 84344
Date of the Sighting 2017-06-08 18:45
Date Submitted 2017-06-12 17:52 (Reported 3 Days Later)
Time Zone America/Chicago
Source MUFON
Summary From a plane, i saw a short dark vertical line that rotated to horizontal, disappeared and reappeared, above a much larger horizontal dark line/shadow on top of clouds that did not move
Tags photo light

Sighting Location

City Chicago
Region Illinois
Coutntry United States
Latitude 41.88191
Longitude -87.62270
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 None
Object Flight Path Stationary
Object Shape Other

Weather Details

Max Temp 83°F / 28°C
Mean Temp 68°F / 20°C
Min Temp 53°F / 12°C
Max Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Mean Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Min Visibility 9 Miles / 14 Kilometers
Conditions Raining

Sighting Statistics

• There have been 2084 other sightings in Illinois
• There have been 299 other sightings in Chicago
• There have been 615 other sightings near Chicago
• There were no other sightings in or near Chicago on 2017-06-08

Sighting Details

We flew out of ohare airport to atlanta on thursday, june 8. at 6:45pm local time, approx 15 mins into the flight, at cruising altitude, i looked out of the left side of the plane and backwards — so looking in a nne direction at about the same altitude as the plane. i saw a long dark, horizontal cloud or shadow on top of the clouds and above it and to the right was a short vertical black line. as i watched, the short vertical black line started to tip to the right, and within 30 seconds it was at 45 degrees. i scrambled for my phone to take a photo. attached is the photo and a screen capture of the area zoomed in. i continued watching. from 45 degrees the black line went to horizontal, then disappeared. all of that took about 2 minutes. i kept watching. then, about 3 mins later, the horizontal black line was back. it started to lengthen, to about 4 times its original length, then disappeared. throughout the entire episode, the long dark, horizontal cloud or shadow below this did not change. i looked up to see if there was anything that could be making a shadow and did not see anything. way off in the distance, to the north, i could see 2-3 more of these long dark, horizontal clouds or shadows. i don’t think they are in the photo. as the plane continued to travel away from the phenomena, eventually i was too far away to see anything more.

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