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Occurred : 10/8/2011 21:15 (Entered as : 10/08/11 21:15)
Reported: 10/9/2011 12:32:33 AM 00:32
Posted: 10/10/2011
Location: Peoria, IL
Shape:
Duration:2.5 minutes
Bright burnt orange object moving at the speed simular to Space Station but bigger

Seen this on October 8, 2011 at 21.15 central time. I will describe this as best I can. For lack of anything else we have seen like this I will use the Space station for comparison. Seen at an altitude less then a commercial airplane.

My wife and I are avid Sky gazers and regularly catch the Space Station when able to view. First let me say what it wasn’t. This was not the Space Station, even though it went across the sky at the Speed of the Space Station. Nor was it at the altitude of the Space Station. This was much closer, half the height of the highest commercial plane. The Space Station, even at it’s lowest points on the horizon is a bright white and shiny, with straight definable edges and moving super fast across the sky. My wife and I seen a Bright, deep burnt orange colored ball with No tail, such as a shooting star, moving through the sky. Darker at the center, slightly lighter at the leading edge.

We were sitting behind our house on the west side facing north. The object came from the East South East direction across the north end of our house. moving North at about 30 to 35 degrees at it highest point, in comparison to our regular sightings of the space station. The object was around 3 times the size of the Space Station at it’s closest point right after it came out from behind the house and diminished as moved away toward the north..

Don’t’ think it was a space craft, it never changed direction or speed. Don’t’ think it was a comet or shooting star, it had no tail, yet it looked hot, glowing as if still burning hot from entering from outer space.

I don’t know what this was but after passing Peoria Illinois, someone, Some Where between Rockford, Il. and Chicago, Il. Had to of seen this also.

This was one of the most highly visible skyward events we have ever seen. And that is saying something for us, because within the last week or so we seen a shooting star moving east to west that brightened our backyard before burning out. We were not looking up at the sky at the time, it was our yard getting brighter that made us look up to notice this object.

I hope someone else out there enjoyed the bright burnt orange object in the sky tonight. We sure did!