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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/7/2000 01:00 (Entered as : 07/7/00 1:00)
Reported: 2/20/2007 3:38:10 AM 03:38
Posted: 2/24/2007
Location: Highland Park, IL
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 2 Minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object, The object landed
A fireball like object floated in the sky ahead for about 2 minutes and then dropped into the woods below never to be seen again.

I have never really mentioned this to anyone because I did not think much of it even though it was an event that changed the way I look at the universe.

I was driving home from a friends house in a neighboring city. I was coming on a long stretch of road going back home around 1:00am and I saw this very bright fireball or light about 1 mile ahead of me over the nature center near my house.

At first I thought it was just a plane or helicopter but when it did not move or make a sound for about 20 seconds, I sped up so that I could get closer. I got out of my car at the corner of a T intersection near my house and was looking up at this object that was very very bright.

After about 2 minutes, it completely fell out of the sky into the woods of the nature center. I drove to the park entrance instead of going home but did not find anything. It was very weird and no one believed me when I said something.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain anonymous. PD))