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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/16/2011 21:20 (Entered as : 07/16/11 21:20)
Reported: 7/17/2011 7:54:42 AM 07:54
Posted: 7/17/2011
Location: Clinton, IL
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 3 minutes
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
Bright red/orange sphere observed for 3 minutes central Illinois, no other aircraft in vicinity.

07/16/2011 approx 21:20, true heading 290 to 310 degrees, 35 degree altitude. Sky clear. observed for 3 minutes a bright red/orange sphere appeared to be traveling N/NW based on ground reference points.

Nothing audible observed. No other aircraft observed. No visible exhaust plume/smoke, only bright red/orange light. Object appeared and disappeared suddenly, no waning of intensity.

Object did not appear to gain or lose altitude.