NUFORC UFO Sighting 3489

Occurred: 1998-04-24 00:25 Local
Reported: 1998-04-25 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 3-5 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Bedford Park, IL, USA

Shape: Fireball

A glowing green sphere, with a white rectangular light behind it, emerged and then streaked westwardly. As it streaked it slightly grew in length. The next day in Cicero Il., I witnessed the same sphere. It also streaked westwardly. Both instances were somewhat like a shooting star. But was much closer and the streak was wider than one would see with a shooting star.

I had just got out of work and was waiting for my brother to pick me up. I glanced up at the sign on our store front when I noticed a green sphere begining to streak up above. As it was streaking, it left a white trail behind it that elongated as the green sphere advanced. Then suddenly the sphere gained velocity and vanished. Upon gaining speed, the white tail shrank and dissapeared along with it. I have seen shooting stars before but never like this. I was curious as to what it was. It appeared not to be in the immediate atmosphere but instead just outside of it. This occured thursday morning at 12:25. On friday as, I was walking with a freind, we were talking as I glanced straight ahead and saw the same sphere streak by ahead of us not above us. Like the first instance, it also headed west and lasted only 3-5 seconds. This second instance occured at 9:30 p.m. . I could not believe that I was seeing the same thing I had witnnesed a day earlier. My reaction was that of amazement and reduced my ability to react. I only pointed the object out to my freind as it vanished. Unfortunately he did not see it in time. I am not suggesting anything grand or spectacular. I am only reporting what I have witnessed. I hope to somehow find the answer to this curiosity that has crossed my path twice.

Posted 1999-01-28

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