|Occurred : 7/15/1976 02:00 (Entered as : 7-15-76 2:00)
Reported: 9/7/2001 16:29
Location: Nevada, MO
|We were star gazing on a beautiful summer night at approximately midnight. Many stars where visable and after perhaps an hour...probably more, 3 of the brighter stars directly above us, I would guess 20 degrees left to right began to move at a high rate of speed (guessing twice the speed of an airliner at 35.000 ft.) and at different intervals each starlight would make sharp 90 degree turns without slowing down. This really caught our attention as we didn't believe any jet could do this. This went on for possibly 10 minutes and then just seemed to disappear as if fading away. Later the same night, guessing 1 hr. later we were discussing how bright this particular star was, and how it didn't seem to moving with the passing of time. Several minutes later, to our astonishment, this star began getting bigger and within a few seconds was guessed to be about half the size of the moon, as if it were falling on us. Needless to say, all 3 of us sat up at the same time in disbelief. At this moment a large cloud passed between us and the star. I said to the others, Did you see the same thing I did, and everyone described it the same way. Of coarse, this was an exciting moment. Nothing else was seen this night, but I will always remember the experience. This was so long ago that I'm not certain about the exact date, but I can tell you the rest is ever so true. It was as if the stars were a disguise for whatever it was we saw. We heard no sound. We were at the Isaac Walton Lake in Nevada, MO.
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