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Occurred : 7/1/2001 22:30 (Entered as : 04/01/01 22:30pm)
Reported: 7/1/2001 21:37
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Normal, IL
Shape: Other
Duration:1/2 second
bright greenish blue light (unlike anything we've ever seen) moving at an incredible speed from mid sky to lower horison

I'm not even sure that you guys would care about what I'm about to say. A friend and I both saw something as we were walking across the street heading towards a gas station. We did not receive any signals from outer space or anything like that but we both know what we saw was NOT a firecracker, airplane, shooting star, or comet. We have both seen things of that nature before. (Note: we are not and have not been under the influence of any drugs.) We saw an extremely bright greenish blue light that appeared directly in front of us in the middle of the sky and shot rapidly down across the sky until it disappeared as quickly as it had originally appeared. There was a bright red trail behind the object and it made no noise (or if it did we were too far away to hear it.) We realize that todays date is close to the 4th but we KNOW that what we saw was NOT a firework of any kind. If you receive any other emails regarding this phenomenon, feel free to email us back. Even if you don't, please email us back with any web pages or other sites that you think we should contact. We believe that we know beyond a resonable doubt that we DON'T know what we saw. We also believe that it was NOT any of the things that commonly could have been mistaken for it. We have seen all the FOX specials and neither one of us believes in UFO's but we can not adequately explain what we saw by using any other word. We are not crazy, we are just convinced we have seen something that warrants some sort of an explanation. Please take this email seriously. We are going to copy this email and send it to a few other sites that we think might be interested to hear what we have to say. Thank you.

((NUFORC Note: We have spoken to this witness, and we find him to be a quite credible and serious-minded. Witnesses will submit a more detailed description of what it was they saw. We believe the witness may have meant to indicate a date of July 01, not April 01. We have altered the date here. PD))