|Occurred : 11/16/1999 18:05 (Entered as : 11/16/99 18;05)
Reported: 11/16/1999 20:44
Location: Mundelein, IL
|I saw a fireball, very low in the horizon, it was greenish in color with a tail that was white and green. It moved west to east
I am a male, 50 years old. I am a professional truck driver, married, I have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. On 11/16/99 at 6:05 c.s.t. I was in my terminal at Mundelein, IL. dropping my trailer, when I observed an object comming out of the west, it was a brilliant green fireball with a white and green sparkeler type tail. This object was low and moving in a straight line directly in front of me (south). The distance of first contact to the end of viewing was about 180 degree's from horizon to horizon, and about 15 to 20 degree's up. The time envolved with this event was about 10 to fifteen seconds. There were 4 other drivers in the yard that saw this object, and they confirmed what i had seen. The terminal is in open area, with very few obstructions, so we got a very good look at this object.