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Occurred : 10/1/2001 19:00 (Entered as : 10/1/01 1900)
Reported: 10/2/2001 6:24:04 PM 18:24
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Kansas City, MO
Shape: Light
Duration:15 minutes
3 bright lights at high altitude west of Kansas City at 2100 hours on 10/1/01 in a general westward movement.

1 bright light was observed behind a commercial(?) airliner heading west of Kansas City right at dusk, about 7:00pm, central time. The light was moving forward (west) and slowly down, with the jet and behind it. It appeared as though the light (object?) was dropped from the plane, and shortly thereafter the plane gently veered slightly to the north. My first impression was that it was a star or planet. My secon impression was that it was a military test of some kind. 2 more lights were observed a few minutes later, more toward the north, but in the same apparent altitude. We also thought that they might have been smaller, lower flying business type jets. Because these objects were definately moving, they couldn't have been stars or planets. The 2nd or 3rd light spotted, at one point, moved very rapidly straight up. The airplane contrail was at least several miles long, but none of the 3 lights gave off any sort of contrail of any kind. We observed them for a total of about 15 minutes and they eventually disappeared because of the darkening sky and their apparent westward movement, in the general direction of the plane.