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Occurred : 7/4/2010 22:30 (Entered as : 07/04/10 22:30)
Reported: 7/6/2010 11:34:24 PM 23:34
Posted: 7/10/2010
Location: Chicago/Mt. Greenwood, IL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2 mins
Red/ Orange fireball object flying over Chicago / Mount Greenwood

This sighting caught my eye as well as the others I was with....and I am actually getting goosebumps typing this now. I am delaying this report because I am lazy and have been really busy lately.

At approx. 22:30 hours, I was over at my friend's house in Mount Greenwood/Chicago celebrating the fourth of July. My girlfriend, brother, friend and friends sister were in his pool in the backyard making a whirl pool when one of us, I don't remember who said "WHATS THAT?!"

We all stopped and looked EAST into the sky. A ROUND almost flickering object (reddish/orange) was traveling from SOUTH TO NORTH across the sky. I asked my friends girlfriend to quickly grab my glasses (because I was in the pool still). My friend yelled for his two parents to come outside.

We all watchedas the object just moved rather slowly across the sky...from south to north....

I have been interested in UFO's/flying saucer phenomenon for quite sometime now, but never dreamed of actually being a witness.

I payed close attention to this object....trying to listen for any noise or seeing any "airplane lights," i.e. green, red, etc. I could hear nothing.

Now in a matter of seconds the object seemed to head Northeast away from our location.

There were no fireworks in the sky at the moment so I ruled out that. Did not appear to be a helicopter or airplane....the damn thing looked like it was on fire! I thought it could be a military jet....but its lack of speed/being a weird bright flashy red / orange.....I COULD NOT EXPLAIN IT! Hopefully someone else has seen it.

My friend said later in the evening it appeared again and flew over his house.

Scares the crap out of me!

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))

((NUFORC Note: We believe that the source of this report is the gentleman who called our Hotline at 1301 hrs. on 07JL10. He is a professional in the aviation industry. He stated that he would have his girlfriend submit a report, as well. PD))