|Occurred : 11/16/1999 19:15 (Entered as : 11/16/99 19:15)
Reported: 12/5/1999 03:57
Location: Chicago, IL
|Green fireball followed by tail of red going northeast across sky
I am a manager for a well-known corporation. I was traveling in the Chicago area and looking for my hotel around 7PM EST. I had just turned onto a side road in the Downers Grove/Oak Brook area that runs east along the main expressway into Chicago. Further east toward the Chicago skyline and in the center of the sky I saw what looked like a bright green fireball following by a trail of red. There seemed to be several red balls in the tail. The bright green object was at least 1/3 of the total length of the object. The objects moved together train-like and didn't seem to change distance. It moved northeast across the sky. I pulled off the road and watched for about 15 seconds before it disappeared to the north of the Chicago skyline. Earlier that day, I had seen a plane pulling a banner around Chicago. Thinking about it, I wondered if perhaps it wasn't the same plane lit up at night. A week or two later, I mentioned it to somebody else who said they had heard a similar story on the news.