|Occurred : 10/9/2008 21:18 (Entered as : 10/09/08 21:18)
Reported: 10/10/2008 8:00:27 PM 20:00
Location: Chicago, IL
|Fireball over Chicago
Neighbors and I noticed a large fireball shooting across the sky from NW to SE. Visibility was good with high cirrus clouds. From our vantage point, we could see the flight pattern of planes on their final approach to O'Hare Airport (about 10 miles due west of us). The planes were coming in low, at approximately 2000 feet, at 1:30 min. intervals. The fireball was clearly well below the cloud ceiling, roughly at the same altitude as the approaching aircraft. The fireball had a long blue-green streak trailing behind it as it dissipated in the SE sky toward Lake Michigan. We also noticed the flight pattern of the planes seemed to change after our observance.
Tom Skilling, weatherman at WGN TV, also reported during his 9:30pm weather segment, that there were several calls to the station reporting similar sightings. He was going to follow up... no news reports in the mainstream media as of yet.