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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/18/2003 21:30 (Entered as : 10/18/2003 21:30)
Reported: 10/21/2003 8:13:26 PM 20:13
Posted: 10/31/2003
Location: Mukwonago, WI
Shape: Fireball
Duration:15 minutes
On October 18, 2003 at roughly 9:30 p.m., myself, my fiance and my next door neighbor were having a campfire in my backyard. Suddenly, my fiance noticed an orange ball in the west sky. All of us stood up and observed the orange ball come slowly over our heads and slowly fly in the distance.

When I first saw it, I thought it was an asteroid and told everyone to get out of the way because it looked like it was heading right to us. As it got closer, the orange ball got bigger in size. I gestimate it was about 10 - 20 times the size of my thumb at arms length. I estimate it was anywhere from 500 - 2,000 feet off the ground and moving about 200 mph. It was the same color as fire. All 3 of us heard no sound whatsoever.

When we first saw the ball it was coming straight from the west. Once it was over us it seemed to curve slightly to the south. After it went over us, my fiance asked if she should get the camcorder. I said by the time she got it, it would be gone. Then it came to a stop in the distance and I told her to go and get the camcorder. I set the camcorder on the tripod and recorded the orange ball for about 6 minutes. The ball hovered in the distance for close to ten minutes. When it was stationary, the ball of light turned off and on twice. The first time for about 30 seconds and the second for about 5 seconds. It was a very clear night. After a few minutes of watching it stationary, it slowly drifted away while the ball was flickering or illuminating in and out.