|Occurred : 4/26/2012 11:57 (Entered as : 04/26/12 11:57)
Reported: 4/25/2012 10:49:37 PM 22:49
Location: Collinsville, IL
|Bright orange non-blinking sphere that made no audible sound heading from southwest to northeast.
Bright orange glowing sphere traveling from southwest to northeast into a thunderstorm. Object made no audible sounds and did not blink. Steady orange glow that seemed to have a halo around it. It seemed to travel about the same speed or faster than a rotor craft. Contacted the local FD and Anderson Hospital, no knowledge of incoming emergency helicopters. It flew directly into thunderstorm. Object appeared to be about 2 to 3000 ft above. Object flew in straight line directly over town, blinked 3 or 4 times and vanished. Speed of object was consistent. We live close to Scott Air Force Base. I am used to experiencing aircraft on a daily basis. This object headed north of SAFB from the southwest (St. Louis). I've never seen an object so brilliantly orange, like a very large candle. The brightness didn't change at all until it exited several miles from town. It made absolutely no sound. Rather shocking. I have four photos of the object from my cellphone.