Go Back Report # 339


Place: Chicago, Ill.       
Into: Lake Michigan     
Authorities Involved or Official Confirmation: Yes        
Time: 9 P.M.    
General Description: "Fireball"
Behavior: Moved from east to west and disappeared into lake; too fast for any other observations  
Witnesses: Air traffic control observer

Reference for the above text is: Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 228, © 1970           

Fireball Vanishes Into Lake Michigan

CHICAGO, March 14, ― (AP) ―

A ball of fire, probably a meteor, was sighted at 9 o’clock last night over Lake Michigan.       
   The object was reported seen by Raymond Baran, air traffic control observer at O’Hare International Airport. Baran said the fire ball was moving from east to west, but disappeared into the lake before any other observation could be made. 

Original Reference above: The Detroit News, 14 March 1966.           

UFOCAT PRN – 76808          
UFOCAT URN – NONE   Detroit News, 14 March 1966.
UFOCAT URN – 076808 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 228, © 1970     
UFOCAT URN – 148809 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0531, © 1980

North America – United States, Illinois, Cook  
Chicago            Latitude 41-51-00 N, Longitude 87-39-00 W (D-M-S)  
Lake Michigan   Latitude 44-00-00 N, Longitude 87-00-00 W  
Reference: The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington D.C., 1990        

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