|Occurred : 8/16/2008 22:00 (Entered as : 8/16/08 22:00)
Reported: 8/18/2008 6:28:45 AM 06:28
Location: Elmhurst, IL
|Too fast for a balloon or blimp, too colorful and soundless
Four of us were sitting on our deck and my brother in law saw a very bright object coming at him exactly west. we all watched this orange-red object fly directly west towards Lake Michigan. It looked like it was on fire because of the orange-red so we assummed that it was a meteor. There was no tail. It never varied it's speed. It was flying against the flight patterns of O'Hare Airport. It was following the path of planes very high overhead going cross country, but it was much lower. There were no navigation lights in the front or back of the object. A little while later we saw a satelite and it had a totally different shape and color. The other interesting part of this is we were able to hear airplanes (the engines) all around us and farther away that the object that passed almost directly over us. The object that passed over us had no sound what-so-ever.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))