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Occurred : 9/1/2012 21:00 (Entered as : 09/01/12 21:00)
Reported: 9/1/2012 9:05:22 PM 21:05
Posted: 9/24/2012
Location: Edwardsville, IL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:10 minutes
5 yellow orange fireball/orbs seen by 3 people in Southern Illinois near 20 miles from St.louis

My wife, grandson and I were traveling west from Edwardsville Il on Route 143, when my wife noticed 2 objects moving west also. We pulled over to the side of the road to observe. They appeared to be fireball like with red around them. They were flying/moving below fairly low cloud cover created by remnants of hurricane Issac. No noise whatsoever was coming from these objects. One fireball disappeared into the clouds and the other stopped, changed direction, then started moving east. This fireball then disappeared into the clouds after it passed us. As this one disappeared, 3 more appeared from behind us moving west, passed us, then disappeared up into the clouds. They did not to appear to be moving very fast to us. We have never encountered or seen anything like this before. My grandson got very scared and we tried to put it off to him as airplanes. There was another car going east that stopped to observe also. They got out of their car for a coupl! e of minutes but left before we could talk to them.