|Occurred : 9/30/2007 19:30 (Entered as : 09/30/07 19:30)
Reported: 10/1/2007 4:45:53 PM 16:45
Location: Gurnee, IL
|Large orange orb moving south to north across the eastern sky just prior to sunset.
I was relaxing on my patio enjoying a clear perfect evening when I spotted an orange orb travelling acroos the eastern sky. It was traveling from south to north at elevation and speed which seemed to be about the same as commercial aircraft that I often observe. It was silent. Being just prior to sunset the sun was low in the sky and was reflecting brightlt off this object, indicating that was bright orange in color and appeared to be perfectly round in shape, like a "ball". Judging by the size of commercial aircraft at that same apparent distance and/or altitude it must have been quite large in size. There was no vapor trail. The time was approximately 7:20 CDT. By the time I thought to go grab my digital camera it had moved out of my sight. It's path was straight, and as if in orbit.