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Occurred : 8/27/2011 08:22 (Entered as : 08/27/11 08:22)
Reported: 8/27/2011 9:22:00 PM 21:22
Posted: 10/10/2011
Location: Joliet, IL
Shape: Triangle
Duration:3 minutes
Orange/Red Glowing Triangular object travels across sky

It was a clear evening, warm, no breeze. My husband and I and our dogs were sitting on the patio enjoying the evening air and looking at the star view.

My husband went inside the house and I was sitting on the patio facing North. As I was looking at the sky I noticed an odd colored ball of light coming from the North, going South, it appeared to be orange/red. As it got closer I realized this was not a usual aircraft and ran to the door to call my husband to come out right away.

He did and he also saw it. It continued flying, not fast, and in a straight line. As it got closer over our head, I realized it was not round but triangular, with the point facing North, and very bright orange/red glowing light in the middle,there was a white haze surrounding the object,there was no sound,and it was traveling in a straight path, North to South.

It was not going real fast, so the whole incident probably lasted about 3 minutes. I ran inside to get my camera and ran back out and it was already over the tree line. We both have never seen anything like that and were just stunned at what we saw. I called 911 to report it also.

It looked to be about 4 times smaller than the moon. I couldn't really tell how close it was, but it was close enough for me to recognize that it was triangular shaped. I saw planes flying after it passed and they were much much higher than the object was.