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Chicago, IL

Sighted on Thursday 23. August 2012
Reported on
Shape: Fireball | Duration: 30 seconds
Source:

Fireball of light for 30 seconds on the south end of Lake Michigan.A friend and I sitting at Lake Michigan around 8 45 pm saw a row of military type cargo planes. We are used to the flight patterns of MidWay Airport and Ohare. It was unusual to see all of them come from over the Lake. Soon after, a trailing military helicopter came from Gary, Indiana area and 15 seconds later a huge fireball of light, and smoke, low to the horizon look like it came from behind buildings. It lasted for about 30 seconds. It gradually got brighter, lit up the southern portion of the sky, puff of white smoke, then faded away. It was a vibrant orange and it made no sound.

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