|Occurred : 7/21/2011 21:30 (Entered as : 07/21/2011 21:30)
Reported: 7/22/2011 7:12:11 PM 19:12
Location: Edwardsville, IL
|Fireballs seen in northern sky north of Edwardsville, IL, on July 21, 2011
I had gone to bed early without eating any dinner when I decided to get up and have some cereal. I was sitting at my breakfast table which overlooks approximately 5 acres with a tall tree line in the horizon. Suddenly a bright yellow fireball shoots straight up from the other side of the tree line. At first, I thought it was fireworks and I waited for the burst but there was no burst and no sound. The object continued to ascend into the northern sky with some flickering of light until I could see it no more.
Just a few minutes later, two large fireballs shot straight up from beyond the tree line. The one on the left was more red in color and the one on the right was yellow-orange. They followed essentially the same pattern as the first fireball. I opened my patio door to get a better look but I coudn'nt make out anything other than these silent round fireballs which continued to ascend until I couldn't see them anymore.
I wasn't overly concerned by what I saw; not sure at all what I was seeing but it definitely wasn't fireworks. I just went to bed around 9:45 p.m. after finishing my cereal. Today, I told my husband about the incident and he just laughed. I picked up my PC to see if anyone had reported anything similar. That's when I ran across this UFO reporting site. Not sure if this site is legit or not buy here's my post.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))