NUFORC Sighting 99881

Occurred: 2013-07-03 22:00 Local
Reported: 2013-07-07 09:48 Pacific
Duration: 1 minute
No of observers: 2

Location: Bolingbrook, IL, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Lights on object, Changed Colo

3 fireballs moving upward in a vertical column

My wife & I were out in the backyard, enjoying a wonderful night. I looked up and saw 3 bright fireballs in an almost vertical column. My first thought was this was a firework of some sort, because the orbs were bright and flickering, but then I realized that they were much too high in the sky. I noticed a normal airplane far off to the right and could compare the difference in movement and lights. I quickly realized I did not understand what I was seeing. I called my wife over to look. She too was could not explain what we were seeing.

We were viewing in a westerly direction and seeing 3 bright fiery orbs orange/red color in a vertical column moving together, but not 100% synchronized, meaning I could see the distance between the orbs change (but not too drastically).

The lights appeared much brighter/larger then other lighted objects in the sky. Also the column was not 100% perfect (at least from my vantage point).

I asked my wife to take some video with her phone (she did). After about 20 secs, the lights started to dim, but they were still visible.

The top 2 appeared to move higher and move very quickly in a north easterly direction. The bottom orb also appeared to change altitude, but it went in a northerly direction.

I lost sight of them after about 1 minute.

I have no idea what it was we saw.




Posted 2013-07-14

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