Saturday, October 9, 2010

Reddish Orange Fireball Over Yorkville Illinois

Date: October 9, 2010
Time: 10:05 p.m.

October 9, 2010 at 10:05 p.m. Two other friends and myself were sitting outside when all 3 of us spotted a reddish-orange fireball travel across the sky. It traveled a southwest to northeast direction. At first we thought it was a meteor, but it never disappeared like meteors do. There was no sound and there was only one. It looked like what a plane might look like if it were on fire.

It appeared through the trees and went right over the top of us. We watched it until we couldn't see it anymore, probably about 30 seconds. It was very bright but it didn't blink. We have planes fly over all the time heading to O-Hare to land. There were not blinking lights and we can always hear the planes. This was probably about the same elevation as the planes coming in for a landing but it wasn't anything any of us have ever seen.

Shortly afterwards a plane did appear and we could hear it and see the blinking lights. This was round in shape. I would love to know what we saw.

If you have seen anything like this in the same area please be kind enough to contact Brian Vike at: with the details of your sighting. All personal information is kept confidential. website:


Clariss Hernandez said...

I live in yorkville too and i saw the exact same thing!!

Clariss Hernandez said...

I live in yorkville, ill and i saw the exact same fire ball shoot across the sky im thrilled to know others saw it as well