|Occurred : 6/23/2012 23:00 (Entered as : 06/23/12 23:00)
Reported: 6/23/2012 10:19:04 PM 22:19
Location: Aurora, IL
|Husband and wife witness strange floating firey object over Aurora, IL sky
My wife and I were out on the back patio when an odd colored firey light cought her attention. At first it looked to me as if it was a large meteor. Right before I opened my mouth to give that answer to my wife it stopped in the clounds and began to wobble a little to the left and right. The movements were very speratic. Then it stopped and stood completely still in the clouds for a little over a minute. The object then did a couple more small wobbles back and forth and the light sputtered out. And it seemed to slowely travel away from us and faded into the clouds. We continued to sit and observe the general direction of the sky for another 15 minutes with nothing else to be seen.
The Object seemed to be engulfed in flames. The color was a semi bright yellow at the bottom blending into a light orange towards the top. It reminded me of a candle flame or a meteor. When we first viewed the object it seemed to have a fire trail greatly resembling a meteor but much larger and closer then I have seen before. Upon slowing down and stopping in mid air it held the colors in a flickering fashion the entire viewing time until it fizzled out. Much like a match at the end of the stick.
The objects general shape appeared to look alot like the general depicted view of a UFO flying saucer. It was a rather blurry outline due to the color and its position in the clouds. The base was saucer-like in appearance with a larger dome shape in the top. The size of the object appeared to be about two 747 passenger jets stacked on top of each other.