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Occurred : 10/18/2008 19:50 (Entered as : 10/18/08 19:50)
Reported: 10/19/2008 8:50:52 PM 20:50
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Kankakee (approx. 5 mi. S of), IL
Shape: Flash
Duration:1 second
I was traveling north on I-57 just south of Kankakee, IL. I saw a single bright white light that either moved straight down or straight north for one second (No clouds or other objects in a dark sky to use as a reference. It did not leave any kind of trail.

I am in the aviation industry and it was definitely not an aircraft that I am aware of. Could of possibly been a shooting star but the light pollution from Kankakee and the Chicago suburbs was substantial so this is a very remote possibility plus, the light did not seem like a naturally occurring light because of it’s brightness. There were cell towers near the road and it was not from one of those.