|Occurred : 7/16/2011 21:20 (Entered as : 07/16/11 21:20)
Reported: 7/17/2011 7:54:42 AM 07:54
Location: Clinton, IL
|Bright red/orange sphere observed for 3 minutes central Illinois, no other aircraft in vicinity.
07/16/2011 approx 21:20, true heading 290 to 310 degrees, 35 degree altitude. Sky clear. observed for 3 minutes a bright red/orange sphere appeared to be traveling N/NW based on ground reference points.
Nothing audible observed. No other aircraft observed. No visible exhaust plume/smoke, only bright red/orange light. Object appeared and disappeared suddenly, no waning of intensity.
Object did not appear to gain or lose altitude.