Woman Spots UFOs Over Southwest Side

Community group says it released "sky lanters" last night

Sunday, Apr 3, 2011  |  Updated 3:51 PM CDT
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Woman Spots UFOs Over Southwest Side

Nicole Dragozetich

Nicole Dragozetich spotted these strange, slow-moving lights in the sky near 35th and Western.

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Were the strange lights over Chicago’s Southwest Side last night the work of alien intelligence? Secret military test-flights? A bizarre, slow-moving meteor shower? The answer seems to be much more mundane than all that. 

Nicole Dragozetich, 31, spotted the lights around 8 p.m. at 35th and Western. As she was heading to pick up her takeout dinner from a local restaurant, she noticed people standing in front of their homes, staring into the sky. So, she stopped to take a look herself, and immediately spotted a group of strange, slow-moving lights.

“You could see them – just moving down the street. And they took form. At one point, it looked like an arrow,” Dragozetich told CBS2Chicago.

Dragozetich said the lights were orange, at the pattern they made was at times symmetrical, at times not.

It turns out, an organization was holding a rally against child abuse nearby at 35th and Archer, and released several "sky lanterns" at 7:30 p.m.  A representative of the group, known as the Baby James Foundation, told CBS he thinks that's what Dragozetich saw.

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