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Over One Mile
Object Flight Path
I was standing outside looking towards the east, where just above the tree line I was watching 3 hawks flying around in circles. I looked maybe a foot to the left and something spherical or orb looking object caught my eye. It was just different I cannot explain. I focused on it as closely as I could, but it was silent and moving very quickly. When the object was to my north it faded into a tree line and I could not scope it back out.. At this time I looked back east and saw a commercial airline heading in similar direction so I compared the height and speed. The object had to be at least a 1-2 miles high, and moving in the area of 400-600mph, possible a little more. It had no characteristics of the airplane. It was just a orb/spherical object moving SE to NW, silent, and fast. It was a dull grey/white metallic color. Not shiny, but it slightly reflected the sun, in a very dull way. I am trying not to jump to any conclusion, but I am an avid sky watcher and it just seemed to be quite different from anything I've seen in the sky. It was not another airplane very high in the sky. I have lived here my whole life and watched airplanes coming into the Chicago area, and this was not a plane!
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