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Occurred : 11/1/2005 18:00 (Entered as : 11/1/05 18:00)
Reported: 11/2/2005 7:16:34 PM 19:16
Posted: 11/3/2005
Location: El Paso (rural), IL
Shape: Light
Duration:30 seconds
Single Low Flying Star Like Object in Central Illinois

While driving home from work I noticed a slow moving star like object at an apparent low altitude. The object appeared to be flying fairly low at +/-1000 feet. The object was traveling slow in a north easterly direction.

After about 30 seconds the light began to change colors and as it turned red it simply faded until it blinked out. The weather was clear and the normal stars were visable. There was one commuter jet that was in the air at the same time as this star like object and it appeared to pass over the UFO.

This is the second time I've seen this type of object.

My first sighting occurred in late August or early September of 2005 and was witnessed by my wife.

The object appeared very bright but also small. I would estimate it's brightness similar to Venus, but not as large, and it moved against the background of stars.


((NUFORC Note: ISS passed over El Paso, IL, at 17:51 hrs. on 01NO05.

31 Oct 1.9 19:02:37 10 WSW 19:03:39 19 WSW 19:03:39 19 WSW
01 Nov -0.4 17:51:51 10 SSW 17:54:38 45 SE 17:55:56 25 E

Please see following URL:

http://www.heavens-above.com/passsummary.asp?lat=40.739&lng=-89.016&alt=227&loc=El+Paso&TZ=CST&satid=25544&Date=38648.75&Mag=

PD))


((ADDENDUM FROM WITNESS))

You're right agian. The link you forwarded actually indicates the portions of the orbit where the ISS remains reflective. The ISS really did seem low, which must have been an optical illusion.

((name deleted))

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