Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Orange Fireball Seen Flying Over Northside Chicago Illinois

Date:  August 11, 2012
Time:  Between 11:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

On Saturday, August 11, 2012 my family and I were out in the backyard of our Chicago home (north side). Sometime between 11:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. at night we saw an orange "fireball" appear in the west sky.

It seemed to head toward us (east) as it was getting larger, but then it moved away from us and slowly headed toward the tree tops until it was just a small white dot in the sky. My husband, brother in law, mother in law, mother and uncle all saw this in addition to myself.

We live close to O'Hare and I have seen airplanes over this house my entire life and this was no airplane. The strangest thing was how it moved, sort of changed directions and even appeared to stop and stay still for a few moments.

I was Googling to try and see if there was a news report of this or anything and came across this website. We have hypothesized that this may be space junk re-entering the atmosphere and with each layer it appears to "change directions."

There were also thoughts of it being a lost hot air balloon, however I believe the fireball moved too quickly and was too high to be a hot air balloon. We also thought perhaps it was a meteor, but then were confused my the patterns of movement.

We filmed it on our phone, however the footage is not that great. It is amazing to me that there is nothing on the web about this as I would imagine some of the local TV weather cameras would have caught it or someone at O'Hare. We are simply interested in a reasonable explanation.

Did anyone else see this? Kind regards.

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

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1 comment:

Colleen said...

We saw something exactly like you described flying over Detroit, Michigan tonight. My husband and I both saw it, watched it until it disappeared, then went online to see if any one else saw it. We initially thought it could have been an airplane on fire, as we are in Metro airport's flight pattern, but then it just disappeared. We're also checking local news to see if they have any footage/ explanation.