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Occurred : 7/3/2010 22:00 (Entered as : July 3 22:00)
Reported: 7/7/2010 7:57:32 AM 07:57
Posted: 7/10/2010
Location: Ottawa, IL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:30 seconds to a minute
It was just after nightfall Saturday, July 3 about 22:00. I was walking toward a pile of wood, to light the bonfire. I was walking north, when I just happen to be looking at the clear, beautiful night sky, and all the stars, when a huge fireball started streaking downward from about the middle of the sky, to just below the tree line. I started telling everyone there, mostly family, to look at this thing. I pointed and said "what is that?" Of course nobody had an answer and we just watched it burning up the atmosphere. I was waiting for an atomic mushroom cloud to light up the night sky, but the fireball just faded out after about at least a minute of watching it burn toward the Earth.