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Large Indiana, Illinois, Ohio Meteor Fireball 04AUG2011 CDT-05AUG2011 EDT Indicated By F-I-T-S Inquiries And Confirmed By Email

Significant Fireball Over Chicago, Ill Surrounding Area At ~12:00 Midnight CDT-01:00 A.M. EDT 04-05AUG2011
Anyone capture this event on video/photo cams, security cams, utility cams airport or police cams...PLEASE EMAIL WXTX01@GMAIL.COM As soon as possible. We believe fragments may have survived to the ground, but need photos or videos to calculate fall area!!! Thank You!
Email From:
Chelsea-Chicago, IL:
Saw the fireball at 12:03am early August 5. I was facing west and the
fireball seemed to come from the west and go east. It was about the
size of a star, but was brighter than anything in the sky. It burned
out as it went overhead. We thought it was just a shooting start, but
it lasted to long for that and it was much brighter and bigger.

Ann-Hinsdale, IL:
western suburb of Chicago,about 14 miles west,between 11:45 and midnight; looking up into the night sky, facing north, I saw the hugest meteor going from west to east, very fast, and yet so close, I thought at first it was some kids goofing around and it was going to land in the neighbors yard on the next block. But,it disappeared behind the trees.It was huge almost like the "harvest moon",we would see in October on a real cool and clear night.It did not have a long tail but it looked like it had sparks flaring like a firecracker.It flew by so fast, I couldn't believe how large it was! I wear glasses so I could not really see vivid colors except for the white and blue from the direction that I was standing from.
Ann from HInsdale

Bingo M.-Springboro/Clear Creek Township, OH:
Looking from my back deck to the south / southeast, a bright yellow
trail that lasted approximately 5 seconds and then ended in a larger
(but still not any bigger than my thumb from a distance) yellow
"splash." It was completely silent and magnificent. Not sure if others saw it or not.

F.I.T.S. (Fireball Internet Traffic Sources) Inquiries:
Chicago, Illinois arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Breaking Meteor News...Major Large Bright Green Fireball Bolide AL-SC-GA-FL 10-10:15 PM EDT 29APR2011...Sonic Booms Reported" by searching for august 4th 2011 green flaming object in sky.
01:57:22 -- 15 minutes ago

Lafayette, Indiana arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Mystery Lights Over Chicago Area 02APR2011 Explained...Sorry! No Meteors..." by searching for fireball over chicago aug 4. 01:06:36 -- 1 hour 6 mins ago

Indianapolis, Indiana arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Illinois Meteor Fireball In The Sky 28JUN2011 Suggested By F.I.T.S. Internet Traffic" by searching for meteor over illinois august 2011.
23:25:31 -- 2 hours 47 mins ago

Channahon, Illinois arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Another Central Texas Meteor Fireball 25JUL2011" by searching for ball of fire in sky over chicago.
21:13:02 -- 5 hours 1 min ago

***If you are searching for information about this fireball and witnessed it, please leave a report of what you saw at wxtx01@gmail.com Please include the date and time, the direction you were facing/driving, the direction in which the object moved (upper left to lower right etc.) approximate size and brightness compared to a full moon, color, any flashes, streaks, fragmentation and any sounds or delayed sounds such as sonic booms, hisses, sizzles etc. Thank you! Your information is vital to research/recovery efforts so please take time to report.***

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On August 5th, at 9.30 PM local time (UTC/GMT +1 hour) a meteorite fell near Zagreb, Croatia, creating a 3m crater. Unfortunately the crater was modified by locals searching for the meteorite. The meteorite is apparently unrecovered. The meteorite fall was witnessed by a local who described huge green fireball approaching from WSW, and hitting the ground in a forest, 1 mile from his place. The crater was discovered few days later. The air traffic control in Zagreb airport might have recorded the event, need to check that. Any other observations of meteorite fall on that day? Contact me at udruga@progeo-croatia.hr

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