|Occurred : 2/12/2005 23:53 (Entered as : 02/12/2005 23:53)
Reported: 2/20/2005 2:06:23 PM 14:06
Location: Stonefort, IL
|Big yellow ball in a hurry...
On February 12th, 2005 at approximately 11:53PM I was out for a country drive by myself on an unknown road just north of the village of Stonefort, IL. when a large bright yellow (amber) sphere shot across the sky from the NNW toward the SSE. I am not a velosity expert by far, but I would have calcalated by the distance covered in the approximate two (2) seconds of visual exposure that the object was traveling between 15,000 and 24,000 MPH. This was not a meteor, due to the fact that anyone who(m) has studied meteors, knows that meteors have tails and that depending on their composition what colours are present. i.e.; stone meteors are white and have white tails, copper shows as green, oxygen-red...etc. This area of the country is virtually free of flight paths, so when something does fly by on a clear night be it commercial, military, or other, it tends to stand out. Also, I am originally from Chicago and have lived in many metropolitan centres on this planet ,as well as spent 13 years on Navy and Marine Bases and Air Stations. I know manmade aircraft when I, either see it, or hear it. This object was silent. Was anyone else fortunate enough to witness this object other than me?