|Occurred : 2/4/2007 20:00 (Entered as : 02/04/07 20:00)
Reported: 2/5/2007 5:04:34 PM 17:04
Location: Naperville, IL
Duration:4-5 (?) seconds
|Meteorite Sighting Sunday Evening February 4, 2007
A sighting of a meteorite, last night, February 4th, 2007. I am not sure of the exact time, maybe between 8pm and 9pm. Location of sighting was Naperville, IL a suburb 27 miles southwest of Chicago. I happened to be facing North toward a double glass sliding door. The front of this home faces East. Immediately I noticed what seemed to be two fireballs falling from the sky. They seemed to falling from right to left, at an angle of approximately 15-30 degrees. The first one was larger than the one following behind. I would estimate the size of the larger one to be at least ½ the size or perhaps even ¾ of a full moon. They were both bright orange and yellow blazes of light, as fire is. Those who did not see them thought it could be fireworks. I have never seen sparks from fireworks this large and bright. And certainly no kids were out in the neighborhood because of the frigid below- zero temperatures. This was an incredible sighting, very beautiful. I have seen falling and shooting stars many times from such afar, very far distance, but never this close.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness via telephone, and she seemed to us to be quite serious-minded, and therefore probably quite credible. We suspect that the object may have been a meteor. PD))