NUFORC Sighting 42055

Occurred: 1977-08-14 16:30 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2005-02-21 21:39 Pacific
Duration: 1 minute
No of observers: 4

Location: Olney, IL, USA

Shape: Triangle

Triangular fire balls in August evening sky

My brother and I were following my parents home from a church ice cream social on a Sunday afternoon in August of 1977. While traveling north on the Saint Marie road just outside of Olney, my brother and I noticed three bright orange fireballs in a triangular pattern moving up and down extremely rapidly in a zig zag pattern. The fire balls stayed together in the triangular pattern at all times. They were no more than 1/4 mile west of us, moving at least 500 feet up and down within a second or two.

We contacted our parents on our CB radio to ask them if they were watching what we were. They were watching it, too. Within a minute, the triangular fire balls dipped one last time behind a grove of trees and disappeared. My brother and I drove to where it disappeared, but there was nothing there.


Date is approximate; witness elects to remain totally anonymous. PD

Posted 2005-02-22

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