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Occurred : 9/6/2009 21:00 (Entered as : 09/06/09 21:00)
Reported: 9/8/2009 7:50:43 AM 07:50
Posted: 12/12/2009
Location: Macomb, IL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:45 seconds
Flaming spherical object flying below cloud cover from east to west in a slow steady horizontal motion.

At 9pm on September 6, 2009 a friend and I spotted a spherical object in the sky, flying below cloud cover that appeared to be on fire. We were facing south while watching the object move silently from east to west in a slow, steady, horizontal motion. After about 45 seconds, the flames appeared to get dimmer and gradually go out.

The object, if compared to a star in the night sky was about 10 times larger than the star. We could clearly see flames; however we were not able to determine what the object was. Fearful that it was an aircraft on fire, I called the local police department. The officer called the FAA and the air traffic control towers in Peoria and Chicago. All aircraft on their radars were accounted for.