|Occurred : 3/21/2016 21:30 (Entered as : 03/21/2016 21:30)
Reported: 3/22/2016 9:06:01 PM 21:06
Location: Des Plaines, IL
|5 fireballs in the sky over Des Plaines/Glenview, Illinois.
I went outside around 9:30pm to put some tools back in the garage and looked up towards the east to admire the full moon. I then noticed 2 fireballs in the sky that were yellow in color and glowing brightly. No flashing lights were observed and they were silent.
They appeared to be as high as an airplane would be, and were moving towards O'Hare Airport but then changed direction. One went straight up into the sky and disappeared and the other went off to the west and disappeared. I again turned to the east to look at the moon when I saw 3 more fireballs just like the first two.
I ran inside to get my son and wife and when I returned outside, two of the objects were still observable. They continued west towards my house then turned north. One disappeared and the light faded while the other continued north then turned to the southwest, where we watched it turn into a circle with no light that seemed to drop in altitude in the western sky until we could no longer see it. Definitely not airplanes or helicopters.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain semi-anonymous; provides little contact information. PD))