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Occurred : 2/12/2000 22:00 (Entered as : 02/12/00 22:00)
Reported: 2/17/2000 17:35
Posted: 2/23/2000
Location: Rockford, IL
Shape: Sphere
my wife and I saw a bright orange ball decending out of the east then leveling off then going about half a block then turning to the north west, gaining altitude. As it was moving away from us it wasn't as bright as it was at first. As it was going away from us there was a point it seemed to of stopped so my wife got in the car and we went down the road kind of watching it till we couldn't see it anymore.

On Feburary 12th, 2000 my wife and i were dining at a local restarant, upon leaving the resturant we heard a female say there was a UFO one of the men with her said "No, it's a meteor". The other man with them stated it was a satilite, then they contiued on to their car. The sky had a slight over cast and it had begun to snow.My wife and i stood watching.

My wife decided to get the car, i stood and watched it travel in a westward fashion, then turning and gaining altitude heading in a northwestern direction. It seem to hover for a few mintues.

My wife and i followed in the car for approximitly 3 to 4 miles. Then it seemed to disappear, we were not sure if it gone into the cloud cover or just disappeared.

The brightness of the object had a very bright orange glow to it. We could not judge the distance the object may have been in the sky, but seem to be under the clouds.