|Occurred : 7/3/2013 22:00 (Entered as : 07/03/214 22:00)
Reported: 7/7/2013 9:48:13 AM 09:48
Location: Bolingbrook, IL
|3 fireballs moving upward in a vertical column
My wife & I were out in the backyard, enjoying a wonderful night. I looked up and saw 3 bright fireballs in an almost vertical column. My first thought was this was a firework of some sort, because the orbs were bright and flickering, but then I realized that they were much too high in the sky. I noticed a normal airplane far off to the right and could compare the difference in movement and lights. I quickly realized I did not understand what I was seeing. I called my wife over to look. She too was could not explain what we were seeing.
We were viewing in a westerly direction and seeing 3 bright fiery orbs orange/red color in a vertical column moving together, but not 100% synchronized, meaning I could see the distance between the orbs change (but not too drastically).
The lights appeared much brighter/larger then other lighted objects in the sky. Also the column was not 100% perfect (at least from my vantage point).
I asked my wife to take some video with her phone (she did). After about 20 secs, the lights started to dim, but they were still visible.
The top 2 appeared to move higher and move very quickly in a north easterly direction. The bottom orb also appeared to change altitude, but it went in a northerly direction.
I lost sight of them after about 1 minute.
I have no idea what it was we saw.
((NUFORC Note: Witness