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Occurred : 11/16/1999 14:00 (Entered as : 11/16/99 14:00)
Reported: 11/17/1999 16:41
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Springfield, MO
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:6 minutes
My wife and I, along with passing motorists, observed a UFO that appeared like an airliner except it had no wings, tail or visible means of propulsion. It also hovered and then went forward very slowly.

At 14:00 on November 16th, my wife and I were going west on James River Expressway just past Glenstone Boulervard in Springfield, Missouri when to the north, at a distance of less than 1/4 od a mile, we observed an unidentified flying object at less than 1000 feet in altitude that was hovering. It was a cylinder shape, with no lights. The best way to expalain it is a jet airliner fuselage with no wings, no windows, no tail and no visible means of propulsion.We pulled off of the shoulder and other cars slowed down to see the event. It hovered for three minutes, then went slowly to the east at approximately 100 miles an hour. It made no sound,and had no contrails. After about four minutes, it sped up and then vanished out of sight. The day was perfectly clear.20 minutes later, going south on 160, we observed 4 fighter jets in loose formation going northeast toward Springfield. They appeared to be F4 Phantom jets, perhaps from Little Rock Air Force Base or maybe a base out of Oklahoma.I don't know if these jets are related to the first event. I know one thing, my wife is buying me a camcorder for Christmas to carry in the car after this event.