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Green Fireball Over Lake Michigan Early Feb. 6, 2017,
While Other Lights with Loud Booms Puzzle Eastern Quebec

© 2017 by Linda Moulton Howe


1:25:16 AM on February 6, 2017, Officer Jim Dexter with the Lisle, Illinois Police Department
was sitting in his patrol car on Blackhawk Lane near Route 88 when a large, Kelly green
fireball descended and he was able to videotape on his dash cam camera.
See Websites below.


February 6, 2017 Lake Michigan and Baie des Chaleurs, Quebec, Canada - Early Monday morning, February 6, 2017, Lisle, Illinois, Police Department officer Jim Dexter was sitting in his patrol car on Blackhawk Lane near Route 88.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) also captured the green fireball directly over Lake Michigan and Hare's Control Tower saw it.

North of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the Rockford Scanner reported, "We think this is the meteor over
Lake Michigan showing up on our radar at 1:31 AM," February 6, 2017. There are
clock discrepancies with the Lisle, Illinois Police Dept. dash cam.

The American Meteor Society (AMS) reported the green fireball was traveling from the southwest to the northeast. It is believed to have ended its travel through the atmosphere on Lake Michigan, somewhere near Shaboygan, Wisconsin, consistent with the Rockford Scanner report above.

American Meteor Society (AMS) map of green fireball sightings near 1:30 AM Central,
concentrated on the western side of Lake Michigan around Sheboygan, Wisconsin,
region and as far away as Indiana, Kentucky and New York.

AMS also reported that at least 170 people reported seeing the bright green fireball beyond Michigan and Wisconsin as far as Indiana, Kentucky and New York. But the largest concentration of reports were on the western side of Lake Michigan.


Boom Sounds and Light Flashes
At the Mouth of the St. Lawrence River

Also on February 6, 2017, came reports from Quebec, Canada, at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River that residents have been hearing and reporting many loud noises associated with flashes of light between January 27, 2017, and February 4, 2017.

Google pointer is at Baie des Chaleurs, Quebec, Canada,
in the mouth of the St. Lawrence River.

The Google pointer in this map is at Baie des Chaleurs on the Gaspesie peninsula in Quebec, Canada, in the mouth of the St. Lawrence River where from January 27, 2017, to February 4, 2017, citizens have heard loud booming sounds. One amateur astronomer, Gino Audet, recorded a dozen noises in a week. He also launched the FB page “Boom in Gaspesie” (see websites below) where many people have posted reports of “deafening noises and flashes of light.” Local eyewitnesses say the direction of the noise and lights seems north to south.

One scientist in the Dept. of Physics at the University of Montreal, Robert Lamontagne, does not believe the loud sounds being reported are astronomical phenomena because there have been so many earwitness and eyewitness reports over the 9-day period.

Natural Resources Canada has also eliminated earthquakes as the possible cause and since there has been little ice so far this winter, the sound can't be ice cracking or breaking.

The Canadian Armed Forces deployed in New Brunswick have not been running any military exercises that could create the noises and flashes of light either. Other possibilities such as construction noise at the Port-Daniel-Gascon construction site in Baie des Chaleurs or marine activity by Fisheries and Oceans report there is nothing happening that would explain the many loud sounds and light flashes.

If any viewer has any more information, video or photographs of the green fireball over Lake Michigan; or the strange, unexplained lights and loud booms in Baie des Chaleurs on the Gaspesie Peninsula, please email: [email protected] All requests for anonymity are honored.


Also see more about strange Kelly green fireballs:

What Fell in Western Skies September 14, 2011, and in the 1940s with UFOs?

Painting by Mrs. Lincoln LaPaz, to illustrate her green fireball sightings
with her family on July 10, 1949, in New Mexico where her husband,
astronomer Lincoln LaPaz, Ph.D., studied the anomalous green fireball mystery
for the U. S. military. Illustration featured in Life magazine April 7, 1952.

For further information about strange Kelly green fireball phenomena since UFOs in the 1940s, please see reports in the Earthfiles Archive organized in chronological order from 1999 to 2016 ongoing of which a few are listed here.

• 04/29/2009 — Part 6: High Strangeness Files about EBENs
• 02/10/2007 — Part 12: Inside Saucer Post ...3-0 Blue
• 12/27/2006 — Part 7: Inside Saucer Post ...3-0 Blue
• 12/18/2006 — Part 6: Inside Saucer Post ...3-0 Blue
• 01/26/2005 — Final Part 28: UFO Crash/Retrievals: The Inner Sanctum - Status Report VI © July 1991 by Leonard H. Stringfield
• 12/07/2004 — Part 2: "Peculiar Phenomena," V-2 Rockets - and UFOB Retaliation?
• 05/16/2004 — Part 8: UFO Crash/Retrievals: The Inner Sanctum - Status Report VI © July 1991 by Leonard H. Stringfield
• 04/13/2004 — Part 7: UFO Crash/Retrievals: The Inner Sanctum - Status Report VI © July 1991 by Leonard H. Stringfield
• 06/21/2000 — The UFO/FBI Connection by U. S. Navy Physicist, Bruce S. Maccabee - Part 4
• 06/20/2000 — The UFO/FBI Connection by U. S. Navy Physicist, Bruce S. Maccabee - Part 3


"As meteor lights Midwestern skies, Lisle cop captures 'giant green-lighted orb' on dashcam:"

“Boom in Gaspesie” Facebook:

Green Fireballs, 1947:

"Conference on Aerial Phenomena, Held at 1300, 16 February 1949, in conference room P-162, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico." (24-pages):

"Subject: Unknown (Aerial Phenomena)" from Doyle Rees to Brig. General Joseph F. Carroll, Director of Special Investigations, Headquarters USAF, 12 May 1949. (4-pages).

Letter from Joseph Kaplan to Maj. General C. P. Cabell, Director of Intelligence, USAF Headquarters, 13 July 1949. (3-pages).

"Conference of the Scientific Advisory Board to the Chief of Staff, United States Air Force, 3 November 1949, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C." (18-pages).

"Subject: Summary of Observations of Aerial Phenomenon in the New Mexico Area, December 1948 - May 1950" from Doyle Rees to Brigadier General Joseph F. Carroll, Director of Special Investigations (AFOSI), USAF Headquarters, 25 May 1950. (2-pages).

Also, page 1 of the document at:
Also, page 2 of the document with additional comments at:

"Project Twinkle Final Report," by Louis Elterman, 27 November 1951. (12-pages).

Joel Carpenter, "Green Fireballs Over Los Alamos: The New Mexico Missile Crisis."

Joel Carpenter, "Green Fireball Chronology."

Edward Ruppelt, "Green Fireballs, Project Twinkle, Little Lights, and Grudge" in The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, 66-82 (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1956).

Majestic 12 Documents:


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