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Occurred : 8/24/2012 00:40 (Entered as : 08/24/2012 00:40)
Reported: 8/29/2012 10:16:12 AM 10:16
Posted: 9/24/2012
Location: Harvard, IL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 minutes
Fiery white orb in the sky.

I was leaving work at 00:40. I had just punched out, and I remember the time to be exact. From where I work to where my car is parked is a three minute walk. As I was walking I noticed something above me in the sky, traveling at what seemed to be about 30 miles an hour. My first thought was a shooting star, but this seemed to be about 50ft above me. It was maybe 15-20ft across. I was intrigued trying to figure out what it was. It was like a glowing white ball of fire. The best I can describe it would be similar to a Christmas tree light when all other lights in the room are off. It seemed to travel in a straight path with a little erratic movement at times. I watched it for a few minutes, and it disappeared about a quarter mile away. Gone. That fast. I got in my car and tried to figure where it might have gone, but there was nothing. It very well may have been a meteorite. I just remember being intrigued, and scared as hell at the same time. I keep telling myself it was nothing. I hope I'm right.