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Occurred : 10/10/2000 20:30 (Entered as : 10/10/00 20:30)
Reported: 10/11/2000 10:14
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Brinktown, MO
Shape: Light
Duration:30 min.
3 bright golden lights moving independently above the tree line flaring and fading intermittently for approx. 15 min.

My husband was driving my 2 daughters and I home last night. Just before we reached our house I noticed a bright golden light in the sky. I looked twice at it because it didn't look like the normal plane lights I am use to seeing in the area. On my second look, 2 more lights suddenly appeared diagonally left and upward of the first. I became very excited and yelled to my husband to stop the car and back up since we had reached our driveway and the trees were now obstructing my view. He looked at me like I was crazy and refused to go back. My 12 yr. old daughter didn't believe me either. My husband dropped us off at home, he had an errand to run. My 2 yr. old daughter was asleep so I took her into the house and put her in bed and told my 12 yr. old I was going back out to look for the lights again. I was standing in my back yard looking at the various stars and plane lights through the trees, when my 12 yr. old decided to join me. I was explaining to her what I had seen when we suddenly noticed a bright light flare up just above the tree line to the south of my home. We became very excited and then suddenly another flared up diagonally/upward to the left of the first and then another some distance apart to the right of the first at the same level. They appeared to move very quickly and then disappear, only to reappear in roughly the same positions, minutes later. I ran into the house to get my video camera, but it was too dark and it couldn't record the lights. The lights didn't return after that. We were very excited and my daughter said she felt like she was watching T.V. and I said the color of the lights seemed bright yellow/gold and she said she thought they looked more red. We both said they reminded us of fireworks or flares except they were sustained with no smoke or light trails and absolutely no sound. We noticed an unusual amount of planes appearing to move toward the area where we had seen the lights and my daughter said the planes had scared the lights away.