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20 Feet or Less
Object Flight Path
Hovering then path,Straight-line path,Path with directional change,Path then hovering
Circle, Cylinder, Sphere
My girlfriend and I were driving NE on highway 90/94 outbound from Chicago around 7:30 pm. The highway was full of cars and up ahead we noticed what appeared to be a balloon floating over the highway. It was solid black and didn't have a single light on it and there was a plane in the air behind it, which made it stand out even more to me. We watched it slowly decend and hover right above a car in the left hand lane, farther up the highway, we completely expected it to get blown back up in the air by the wind of the passing cars, but it didn't. It didn't flutter or spin or anything like a balloon, it just hovered and appeared to be motionless. We then observed it move above the adjacent car on the right and proceed to rise and ascend back into the air in straight line, nothing like a balloon in the wind. It didn't register to us what we were looking at untill we drove right underneath it and had a chance to observe it from about 15ft away. It wasn't any type of balloon I have ever seen and it wasn't made of a material that I recognized. Maybe it could have been a dark plastic or dark metal, but I couldn't tell. I experienced a brief moment of second guessing myself untill my girlfriend with a very frightened look in her eye yelled "what was that?!" We then both realised we just witnessed something very very strange.
This whole experience happened within a few minutes and it has left us confused and concerned. Mostly because it was a distraction and came dangerously close to cars traveling over 60 mph. If this was a type of drone it was being operated in very dangerous manner and If it's something else, well I don't know what to say.
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