|Occurred : 9/9/2011 23:05 (Entered as : 09/09/11 23:05)
Reported: 9/9/2011 10:27:29 PM 22:27
Location: Mokena, IL
|Steady Red/Orange light very bright until it went into cloud cover and faded from view
As I left a restaurant in Mokena going to my car in the lot at 11:05 PM , I looked up and saw a light in the sky. It was very bright and was reddish orange in color. It was a steady light it did not blink. I asked two people standing there what they thought it was and neither could explain it. We watched as the light traveled westward in the sky The light began to fade a little and it appeared to be going into the clouds. It was not a commercial jet or plane because those lights blink and this one did not. It seemed to enter the cloud and thus become blocked from our view. I don't know it's altitude but it was in the clouds so it was pretty high up there. I'd only have to guess at it's size because I don't know how far away it was. It was also so bright (at first) that it could be quite small and very luminescent. In other words I couldn't tell it's shape just that it was very bright. It traveled into the cloud cover and again I'd have to guess it's speed. I! t seemed to be almost stationary at first but as it went up ( I presume) and west into the cloud it seemed to go faster. Without a point of reference it's hard to distinguish speed and size and distance. When I got home some 40 minutes later the clouds had started to break up a bit. The moon is now visible but it is much further south in the sky to have been involved with this sighting. ( it was not the moon showing through the clouds). It was not Jupiter which is in the eastern sky. It is unidentified. I was working at the restaurant that night and did not have a single drop of alcohol. I am not a UFO enthusiast and do not make reports unless I can't explain what I saw.