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Occurred : 7/4/2008 23:35 (Entered as : 07/04/08 23:35)
Reported: 7/7/2008 6:37:48 AM 06:37
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Hawthorn Woods, IL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 Minutes
Glowing orange craft seen over Hawthorn Woods, IL on 07-04-08 at 23:35

There were about 20 of us sitting on the back deck of a friend's house. The sky was very clear and quite a few stars were visible. When, someone noticed an orange glowing round shape moving slowly from the north in our direction and appearing to get larger as it came closer.

Everyone stopped what they were doing to look at this object. There were no flashing lights that would indicate it was an aircraft of any type. It just looked like an orange and reddish flame. It was moving very slowly and seemed to hover over the house for a minute.

Then it started to move again in a westerly direction. All of us followed the object out to the front of the house. The object stopped again for a few seconds and moved very quickly to the west (we never heard any type of sound). It stopped again and started to move toward us again for a few seconds and the just disappeared.