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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/30/1979 23:00 (Entered as : 1979 23:00)
Reported: 4/27/2009 10:21:30 AM 10:21
Posted: 5/12/2009
Location: Janesville, IL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:15 minute
anesville WI

I was driving home from work in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. I was traveling north and saw something to the west. At first I thought it might be a tree on fire but I could see the tree line and the orange fire ball was above it.

It was 11PM. So next I could not write it off as the sun and have never seen the moon this bright and orange so I determined it was a ball of fire.

It was still visible when I got home which was about five minutes north of Elkhorn. I awoke my husband and we looked out the window at it and another smaller ball of fire appeared. After a few more minutes it just disappeared. I don‘t remember the month or the year but it was in the late 70‘s.

We called Janesville police and they suggested that they had got other calls but would not comment.

The next day at work I was dying to tell somebody and when I did, a few others had seen it too. A mother and her daughter claimed a flying object buzzed their car when they were traveling to Janesville on their way home.

Then the next day, the mother and daughter brought in a paper article that there were multiple reports of UFO sightings the night I had seen the orange balls of fire.

If anyone has this article from the Janesville paper, I would love to see it.


((NUFORC Note: Source of report indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))