Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ex U.S. Air Force Veteran Observes Giant Fireball Over Des Plaines Illinois

Date:  December 4, 2012
Time:  Evening.

I just saw it. It was totally silent moving from the north to south at a very high rate of speed. It was probably within 500 feet and disappeared in an instant.

Additional Information:

Hi, yes it was on December 4, 2012. I live in Des Plaines, Illinois, which is right outside Chicago and very close to O'Hare International Airport.

I am very used to seeing planes in the area and I am ex-U.S. Air Force veteran, so I know a plane when I see one. 

All I can say is that it looked like a giant fireball flying from north to south and I could see it from my window looking west.

The airport is  about 4-5 miles south west of me and it was not heading that direction to land, which was strange because it was very low to the ground (maybe 500 feet up).

It made no noise and just glided slowly across the sky. It moved fast, but not too fast.

It was gliding at about the same speed you would think a landing plane would fly in to land, except it was moving perfectly horizontal and not downward.

The only think I can think is that it may have been a meteor but it was big and round and not breaking up.

Also, there were no other meteors in sight. I really think I saw a U.F.O. I called the police to report it so I am sure I am on their nut list now lol!

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