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Occurred : 7/4/2012 22:45 (Entered as : 07/04/12 22:45)
Reported: 7/9/2012 4:07:34 PM 16:07
Posted: 8/5/2012
Location: Aurora, IL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2 minutes
Fireball-like object seen in Aurora, IL

Ok, I am well aware it was July 4th and anything in the sky is suspect, but about 10 minutes after Aurora's fireworks show, my girlfriend and I saw a large orange ball, that didn't seem very far away, move at a steady pace from west to east, then suddenly disappear. There aren't any fireworks that I know of able to showcase that kind of control.

We stared at it, then looked at each other and both said "Holy s%$*, a UFO." Across the street (about 50 feet away) we heard another person say the same thing, so we weren't the only ones. We were sitting on Indian Trail facing north, directly across from IMSA.

Please, I would like to know if any one else reported this so I know I'm not crazy. The time I put down is approximate. I don't really remember looking at my phone for the time. It didn't even occur to me to at least attempt to take a picture, even though it wouldn't really show anything definitive.