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Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/24/1999 05:20 (Entered as : 02/24/99 05:20)
Reported: 2/24/1999 04:54
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2-3 seconds
Looking to the NNE at 5:20 A.M. I perchanced to see a fluorescent green fire fireball, about the size of a dime at arm's length. Trailing it was an orange-white tail. Sighting lasted 2-3 seconds. Sky clear, with clouds moving in from the north. Sighting occured in clear skies.

The object ( fireball ) was the size of a dime held at arm's length and of a fluorescent green color, trailed by an orange-white tail. Object descended in graceful arch ( approx. 45 degree angle ) across the nne skies. There was no noise at all. Note: I am familiar with fireworks, and assure you this was not a firework by any stretch of the imagination. There were no other witnesses