|Occurred : 11/16/1999 21:05 (Entered as : 11-16-99 2105)
Reported: 8/7/2000 00:10
Location: Crystal Lake, IL
Duration:45sec to 1 min
|Nov 16,1999 Meteor, fireball sighting
went to pick up wife at work , drove over from woodstock il. hoping to go home and try to see the meteor shower predicted that nite I just was coming into downtown crystal lake, and in the southern sky I first detected what i thought was fireworks like a an emergency flare very white bright it made my hair stand on end, right away i thought it was the meteor shower with a closer visitor that managed to drop below the broken clouds, it seemed to hang and burn in the atmosphere slowly traveling west to east. it was white circular shaped with red, orange phosphor green, and the tail was about 1 to 2 mile behind it. After reading the reports from the sighting from sycamore illinois right before this sighting i wonder if it was something other than a meteor.
((NUFORC Note: Many reports from the Midwest on this night. We think the witness may have indicated the wrong time, but the date appears to be correct. NUFORC is still not certain what occurred that night. PD))