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Occurred : 11/16/1999 18:05 (Entered as : 11/16/99 18:05)
Reported: 11/16/1999 23:13
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Aurora, IL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:7-10 sec.
Large "meteor". Greenish color at head. Sparkling tail, golden-flecked. Traveling in arching trajectory West to East out of sight.

Random sighting while driving in auto. Altitude unknown, but it seemed to be at same height as local cirrus clouds in area. Arched trajectory possibly from WNW to ESE. Definite green tint on head of object with a sparkling gold hued tail. It appeared to be breaking up as it passed from sight. However, I am not a skilled observer and I know that many people in Chicagoland area were calling local radio stations. Later callers from other nearby states called in as well. Countless persons had to have seen this.