|Occurred : 8/9/2007 02:00 (Entered as : 08/09/2007 2:00)
Reported: 8/10/2007 9:15:16 PM 21:15
Location: Naperville, IL
Duration:Less than 5 seconds
|Bright orange sphere moving at an extremely fast speed, North-Eastern Illinois
The incident occurred at night (around 2:00 a.m.) under a clear sky. I was walking back from my car toward my girlfriend’s house when I happened to look up. As soon as I did, I witnessed a single bright orange ball moving extremely fast from west-to-east in a straight line, and the color did not appear to shift or become dimmer at any point. By the time I came around to the front of the house and tried to get a better look, I could no longer see the orb. The object was certainly not any sort of aircraft I have ever seen. It appeared to be solid, and its height did not appear to fluctuate. In other words, the motion was completely lateral--parallel to the surface of the Earth.
There was no tail, so I immediately ruled out the possibility of a meteor or comet, not to mention the fact that the object was certainly not falling. If I were to wager a guess, I would say it was flying at an altitude of 1000-1500 feet.
From my view, it was roughly the size of my thumbnail, probably a little larger, which suggests to me that it was [naturally] a great deal larger. The craft emitted no sound whatsoever, and there were no aircraft in the vicinity.