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Occurred : 10/7/2002 00:30 (Entered as : 10/7/2002 00:30)
Reported: 10/9/2002 1:46:38 PM 13:46
Posted: 10/15/2002
Location: Decatur (near), IL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:25 seconds
7 Shooting stars in sky near Decatur

Driving west on I-72 in a rural area of the interstate near Decatur, I noticed 7 fireballs in the southwestern sky in rapid succession. Each one appeared for approximately 2 seconds followed by the next one in the same location streaking southwestward.

They appeared to be shooting stars but only covered a small area of the sky before each one disappeared. The total duration of the event was only 20-25 seconds.