|Occurred : 12/14/2017 21:30 (Entered as : 12/14/17 21:30)
Reported: 12/21/2017 6:42:40 PM 18:42
Location: Plato Center, IL
|Blue falling sphere very nearby followed by helicopters.
Very bright, electric blue orb seen through window shade at night. It flashed by quickly but I saw it with the room lights on. Was falling about 20 degrees, going east to west direction.
Thought it was a meteor crashing in our extremely rural area, most likely in cornfields just SW of us.
Got in the car to see where in the fields nearby it crashed.
Couldn't spot it after about 10 minutes search, so drove back home. As soon as I pulled into driveway, heard a helicopter going overhead from W to E. Within a few minutes another helicopter came in from the south with in an eighth of a mile they landed, as I did not hear them flying off in the distance further to the west.