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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/4/2011 20:55 (Entered as : 02/04/11 20:55)
Reported: 2/4/2011 7:39:31 PM 19:39
Posted: 2/8/2011
Location: Libertyville, IL
Shape: Circle
Duration: 2 secs
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
bright white, round object (the size of a green pea if held at arm's length) flew through the sky

A bright white, round object (about the size of a green pea if held at arm's length) flew through the sky in a north-northwesterly direction. It had a slight counter-clockwise arc to it as it moved through the sky.

There was only one object. It had no tail, aura, or sparks. It seemed to be at an altitude of ~15,000 feet and appeared to be moving extremely fast. I estimate the speed at 8000 mph if I compare it to a commercial airliner. Unfortunately, it was a very clear and cold night (21 degrees F) but dark; I was only able to judge its movement relative to my car windshield.

I lost sight of the object over distant trees -- just 2 or 3 seconds after it first came into view.

I've seen a lot of "shooting stars" in my lifetime but I've never seen anything like this. Probably a meteor skipping off the atmosphere. But it seemed so close, bright, and fast. It was really something I won't forget.