NUFORC Sighting 120655

Occurred: 2015-07-25 10:40 Local
Reported: 2015-07-25 21:22 Pacific
Duration: 1-2 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Neoga/Mattoon (between; on I-57), IL, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Left a trail

Never seen anything like that before. Definitely not a firework. Definitely lasted a good deal of time. It was quite bright. Not a meteor although that is the closest thing I have seen to what I saw tonight, or even closer was watching a space shuttle re-enter orbit once.

It almost looked like a fireball or a rocket exploding as it streaked across the sky then vanished. Quite high in the sky. Again definitely NOT a firework. And no sound either. I almost thought a plane exploded at first. Very strange.

Posted 2015-07-31

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