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Occurred : 7/4/1997 21:20 (Entered as : 07/04/97 2120)
Reported: 7/7/1997 01:42
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Arnold, MO
Shape: Light
Duration:1 - 2 seconds
Summary : greenish streak traveled east to west.

during a fireworks display put on by the city of arnold, mo...which starteed about 2115 hrs after about five minutes, a bright greenish streak traveled across the sky about 6 - 8 degrees south of straight up. the streak did not go from horizon to horizon...but traveled about half the distance...in the middle. it did not appear to be a meteor..there was no trail as such..it had the same brightness and density thru out its travel..it just appeared to disappear...there was no apparent sound or other physical discription...and due to the color...many thought is was from the fireworks display..but...the arc of travel made that impossible.. ............now..................... a question for you folks. i'm 53, have a college education, been in law enforcement over 25 years. back in december, '57 maybe '58...i think either the 13th or 18th...anyhow a weekend...i was with a friend at about 2230 to 2300 hours...in St. Louis. He and I both observed a pale white enlongated object travel from west to east..no flashing lights, a steady speed across the horizon, and for teenagers, it did not appear to be extremely high in altitude...but not low to the ground. there was no sound....and it was a clear sky.. stars were visible..no clouds.....we both believed we saw a ufo...the nect day, this same.."cigar" shaped ufo was seen by other st. louisians..and also some reports of a sighting in New Mexico.. with same discription.....do you have any records of that sighting....my friend now lives in Montreal a retired US Army officer....it would be nice to have some verification..to show our kids. thanks..