‘Balls of fire over Rockford’ mystery solved

Nate, a sophomore at Rockford, sets off a wish lantern in honor of his father, who died in a car accident a year ago on September 15.

by BETH ALTENA We know there are plenty of mysteries in the night skies of Rockford because we heard all about them last week from callers. The “balls of fire” in the sky over Rockford the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 15 no longer remain one of those mysteries, however. The calls started coming in quickly […]

‘Balls of fire’ over Rockford a mystery

A Rockford resident who prefered to identify herself only as Kelly called The Squire on Thursday, September 15, to ask if anyone else had reported mysterious balls of fire that she, her teenage son and another resident witnessed the evening before. Kelly said she was on Fremont Street near Ten Mile Road when she noticed […]