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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/25/2015 10:40 (Entered as : 07/25/2015 10:40)
Reported: 7/25/2015 9:22:45 PM 21:22
Posted: 7/31/2015
Location: Neoga/Mattoon (between; on I-57), IL
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 1-2 minutes
Characteristics: The object left a trail
Never seen anything like that before. Definitely not a firework. Definitely lasted a good deal of time. It was quite bright. Not a meteor although that is the closest thing I have seen to what I saw tonight, or even closer was watching a space shuttle re-enter orbit once.

It almost looked like a fireball or a rocket exploding as it streaked across the sky then vanished. Quite high in the sky. Again definitely NOT a firework. And no sound either. I almost thought a plane exploded at first. Very strange.