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Occurred : 5/4/2012 20:30 (Entered as : 05/04/12 20:30)
Reported: 5/4/2012 7:38:23 PM 19:38
Posted: 5/13/2012
Location: East Peoria, IL
Shape: Other
Duration:2 minutes
Red light over East Peoria, IL

Saw a red light rising from behind the top of the tree line. At first I thought it was like one of those mini fireworks but it didn't explode like I thought it would. Then I thought maybe a flare but it doesn't brighten up the sky even though it was dusk also this "flare" didn't arch and fall to the ground but instead what seemed like it hovered over in my direction, I didn't even see a Contrail..

Called my wife over because I thought maybe I was imagining things. Just hovered in a straight line toward my direction and it had to have been high because I couldn't make out the shape. Just a solid red light and barely any visible white light just on the edge of the red light aura area.

Then it just hovered and then it seemed to like get dimmer and dimmer and then disappeared over head, I don't know if either it was rising where it went so high you can't see the lights anymore or just that the lights were turned off. Not many clouds around and the sky was! pretty clear.

Background of me and my wife. I was In the USAF from 1998-2002, AFSC (Air Force Specialty Code) ((code deleted for anonymity purposes)). I have seen a F117 fly, seen a Delta Missle Launch, and a Minute Man foot shot in Vadenberg AFB. I currently am a ((deleted--aviation-related)) specialist or ((deleted)) Specialist. My wife just moved here from another country in ((date deleted)).