|Occurred : 9/4/2003 03:05 (Entered as : 09/04/03 0305)
Reported: 9/5/2003 8:03:41 AM 08:03
Location: Rochelle, IL
|Observed a green fireball with white and green flames track across the western sky going from north to south.
As a police officer on patrol, while looking at the western skyline I observed a green fireball go across the sky going from north to south heading in what appeared to be a downward direction. It was trailed by a greenish white burning tail with what appeared to be distinctive flames. It didn't look to be a typical "shooting star" as it was moving much slower than others I have seen and it appeared to be rather close in relation to "shooting stars" that I've seen in the past. Same object was also witnessed by a citizen in another part of the county who reported it to the Sheriff's Department.
((NUFORC Note: Please see report from Missouri for the same time and date. PD))