NUFORC Sighting 168670

Occurred: 2022-04-14 01:30 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2022-06-15 18:06 Pacific
Duration: 5-10 minutes
No of observers: 2

Location: Peoria, IL, USA
Location details: Western sky at about 45 degrees to the horizon

Shape: Fireball

Orange and red in color with the entire orb pulsating lightly and traveling without any noise very slowly towards the East

I grew up in the area until 21 years of age and was always fascinated in the night sky and would say I’m familiar with stars, moon, comets, satellites, aircraft, and such. I even know what a Chinese floating lantern looks like. What I saw this night at around 1:30 am wasn’t anything I’ve ever seen before. A friend and I were working late night on a car in the garage and I went out to grab a part that was needed from my car. I called for my friend to come outside to see this and he can not explain what it was either as it too was something he has never seen before either. It was a glowing ball of fire the size of my thumbnail at arms length. It wasn’t omitting any noise and the orb was pulsating lightly heading to the East and with a wide sweeping arc slowly turned and headed to the Northwestern direction. It did not have a red or green blinking light like aircraft have and certainly was not a helicopter with a search beam. Again, a glowing reddish orange fireball making no noise and floated slowly changing direction to almost 180degree in which it came from and disappeared out of sight. I know that what this object I was looking at was a UAP/UFO.
I hope this helps with recent sighting and for the location.

Posted 2022-06-22

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