|Occurred : 8/7/2015 21:00 (Entered as : 08/07/15 21:00)
Reported: 8/10/2015 10:18:46 AM 10:18
Location: Niles, IL
|very bright 1 foot in diameter ball of artificial light traveling at high speed over Niles, Illinois
A very bright, white, "cold," LED-type light ball, moving in a very straight line, parallel to the ground East to West, between Shermer and Harlem, approximately 200 ft above the ground.
The object travelled about 300 feet at a very high rate of speed, and then the light was extinguished gradually but very quickly (less than 1 second). The ball was approximately 1 foot in diameter.
I’ve considered both a “shooting star” and a meteor, but their trajectories are sloping towards the Earth. Also the type of light was definitely superficial.
The visibility was good enough to notice if the light was attached to an aircraft, however there was no object visible once the light vanished.