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Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/16/1999 18:00 (Entered as : 11/17/99 6:00 pm)
Reported: 11/16/1999 17:05
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:30 sec.
saw a bright white light, what appeared to be a type of firework missile, but this was different because of the intense brightness and the direction of travel. Usually a fireworks display rocket is travelling upwards away from sight, but this was verry bright and appeared to be like something was on fire, so bright that it was difficult to tell if it was high in the night sky or low. It was travelling fast notheast untill it distinguised and was lost in sight. It also lest a trail of light as it was travelling in a horizontal path, and the light caused a bright line. My wife and children all witnessed it. My wife also thought it was some kind of aircraft on fire or so. I called the police department and they told me no one had reported anything. I also called Midway Airport and they also had not noticed anything in the sky.