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Occurred : 7/2/2016 22:30 (Entered as : 07/02/16 22:30)
Reported: 7/3/2016 9:07:51 AM 09:07
Posted: 7/8/2016
Location: Downers Grove, IL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3 minutes
silent orange ball of fiery light over Downers Grove, Illinois

My boyfriend and I were outside after cooking out. Some neighbors down the street were doing fireworks. After they finished, I looked in the other direction and noticed a large orange fiery orb moving towards us. I grabbed my boyfriend and said, "uhhhh, what is THAT?!" we both stood there watching. This orange ball of light, which looked fiery, was coming from the west of the sky. It moved slowly, made NO SOUND, and hovered through the sky. It came in our direction, and then made a sudden complete 90 degree turn, heading north. It was hovering slowly, silently, and then literally zipped out of sight like lightning. The entire event was less than three minutes. It was too high in the atmosphere to be residual fireworks; and nobody was doing any fireworks at the exact time this happened. It absolutely was NOT AN AIRPLANE. we stood there, completely dumbfounded.