|Occurred : 7/26/2011 21:34 (Entered as : 7/26/11 21:34)
Reported: 7/26/2011 11:35:33 PM 23:35
Location: Chicago, IL
|Golden-Very slow-fireball-something about it was NOT RIGHT!!
I was standing on the Belmont EL platform in chicago on my cellphone and I turned just in time to see a huge fire ball moving TOO SLOWLY across the sky. I instantly posted to my facebook asking if anyome else happened to see it and infact so far 2 people have reported seeing it. It was about 6 average stars width in diameter. It was descending at about a 30 deg angle heading what looked like due north and sank behind the rooftops and I lost sight of it.
One of my friends who replied to my status update said they were walking along the beach and their bf saw it but she did not. I am not discounting a meteor but it was moving very slowly and had golden fire emiting from it evenly in all directions and had a tail that looked more like a rocket flame than a normal meteor. It should be noted I have seen a meteor crash to earth before (within 1000 feet...i know pretty cool right?) and this just struck me as odd.
the flames were omnidirectional coming out of the object...not burning off to the back like something burning up as it travels through the atmosphere.
it had a vibrant gold color to it...flames...ball...tail...everything was gold it was moving entirely too slowly.
it all happened within about 2-3 seconds but it etched itself into my mind.
a minute later as i got on my train i saw a police chopper flying by the beaches doing their patrol but who knows what that could have been because they are often there.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))