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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/5/2008 21:00 (Entered as : 07/05/08 21:00)
Reported: 7/6/2008 9:36:33 AM 09:36
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: New Lenox, IL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:20 min
Red -Orange object in early evening sky

We witnessed an object in the evening sky moving south to north just after dusk. It appeared to be a satellite at first, yet much brighter then I’ve ever seen. It was red-orange in color and moving far slower then a satellite. It crept on it’s course for over 10 minutes until it reached the lower star in the big dipper.

At that point it changed direction and began moving more north-easterly in direction until it disappeared from view after another 5-10 minutes.

It did not move erratically and only changed direction just one time. It was very high and had no flashing lights. I would have believed it to be a satellite except for the slow speed and the change of direction.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))