|Occurred : 5/7/2004 21:00 (Entered as : 05/07/2004 21:00)
Reported: 5/29/2004 11:57:22 AM 11:57
Location: Rockford, IL
|When the orb disappeared, It was like turning off a light... It was no longer visible.
I also referenced an object in the northwestern sky on this date. I read the report from Durand IL on the listings which reminded me of what I had observed.
As an amature astonomer, I an well versed with where Venus is in the night sky. It does not set in that section of the sky this time of year... Could not be Venus.
Conditions were perfect for viewing celestial objects at dusk into dark. What I observed was a large globe or spherical object that appeared to be within the Earths atmosphere. Definitely not a star. Orange in color and pulsated from blue to green to red in that order. When the event was over, the orb was just not there any longer.
This object has not been seen in that area of the sky since then.