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Occurred : 20:00 (Entered as : 1980-82 20:00)
Reported: 3/31/2000 20:13
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Glennonville, MO
Shape: Sphere
Duration:2.5min
Looked out my bedroom window to see an orange glowing ball circling around one of our family sheds, about 3-4 feet off the ground. From a distance of about 20feet, the sphere glowed brightly, circled at random speeds around the shed--probably 5-7 times and then disappeared--it didn't fly away, it just went around the shed and never came back into view.

I was probably 10-12 yrs and had a bedroom to myself--whereas my 3 brothers shared a room in our home. One of my brothers had a family friend over--I can't think he was over 14-15 then. The friend and my brother were witnesses to this event, but i have never questioned either of them in all these years since. I saw the glowing sphere and screamed for someone to come in my room and look out the window. My brother's friend and my brother both did, and we all three looked out the window at the orange glowing ball circling our "tin shed" as we called it--it was made out of tin and held such items like gardening tools and the like. From the distance of my room to the shed, the glowing ball looked to be about 2-3 times the size of basketball--but I was too little to really judge at that time. It went around the shed at various speeds, sometimes quickly and sometimes not, but after a few revolutions, it just disappeared. I went out there the next day, and saw nothing unusual, not that I knew what to look for anyway. I have told this story many times over the years, but had never heard of anything like it, until reading other stories on the net and decided I would write. I am now 31 and my brother and his friend 36 respectively. I have had other strange encounters over the years--and one just this January in my new town of residence, St Louis.