|Occurred : 7/4/1997 21:30 (Entered as : 070497 2130)
Reported: 7/8/1997 05:25
Location: Belleville (3.5 SW of Scott AFB), IL
|Summary : Royal Blue light moving very fast, east to west almost directly overhead. Small teardrop shape.
While watching 4th of July fireworks display (from Belleville Area College), the royal blue light was observed directly overhead on an east to west heading (parallel to IL Route 161).
Sighting was about 3.5 mile SW of Scott AFB IL. Object was moving very fast and had no real shpe that could be noted, if anything teardrop with a white sparkling contrail.
The object was NOT in the area or vacinity of any fireworks being displayed and was potentially observed by thousands of individuals watching the fireworks.
I offer the number of observers as 2+ as a neighbor and I were talking as we both saw the other than fireworks light.