|Occurred : 7/4/1997 22:00 (Entered as : 7-4-97 22:00)
Reported: 7/8/1997 05:49
Location: Old Valmeyer Bottoms-Valmeyer, IL
|Summary : Blue bullet shaped light appeared 200-400ft above ground level. Traveling slightly slower than a meterorite, and lasting approx. 30 seconds, then simply fading. The object was traveling in a East to West direction.
12 people noticed the object, as we were watching a fifeworks display ( about 2-3 miles away.) The object simple appeared in the sky, and was traveling from the Illinois bluffs towards St. Louis, Roughly E to W. All people noticed the object, half saying it was a meterorite, the others saying it was part of a fire work that had strayed. Niether of these two theories would work because 1) the object was very low as compared to other meterorites we had seen, and 1) we set up about 2-3 miles from the fireworks display therefore no stray objects could have traveled that distance.