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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/1/2015 21:30 (Entered as : 08/01/15 21:30)
Reported: 8/1/2015 10:49:22 PM 22:49
Posted: 8/6/2015
Location: Ottawa, IL
Shape: Light
Duration: 2 minutes
Characteristics: The object left a trail, The object changed color
Strange fire-like lights in the sky (3 total) near Ottawa, IL, that extinguished after a few minutes, leaving only a red light.

It was approximately 21:30 on Saturday, August 1st, 2015. I was driving west on Rt. 71 in Ottawa, Illinois. My passenger looks out her window and says, “What is that? Can you see that?”

I look to the North and there are three lines in the sky, obviously ablaze, similar to fireworks trailing.

I drive a few blocks further west and pull over into the hospital parking lot, where we watch these lights for another minute.

The lights are orange and cylindrical, and appear to be fire-like. They look like they’re falling, but not fast. Simply falling toward the Earth. Not shooting across the sky like a meteor. Then, one at a time, they go out. Each one approximately 10 seconds later than the one before it. When they go out, all that remains is a red light in the sky, similar to that seen on an aircraft.