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Occurred : 10/28/2001 10:07:31 AM 00:30 (Entered as : 10/28/01 12:30am)
Reported: 10/28/2001 8:52:59 PM 20:52
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Rolla, MO
Shape: Light
Duration:10 minutes
Pink anomali and the red pulsing light

I joined my friend outside while he was having a smoke. His house sets on a little hill overlooking a small town 5 miles north. We stood on his concrete basketball court and fratenized in the cool missouri air. I looked to my east, northeast,above the horizon was a pink, wispy, cloud superimposed on the blue night. It was like a light but not, it was like a paintbrush stroke but not. It was large, i estimate it to be around the size of 30 full moons, speaking of the moon it was directly opposite the pink anomali. As any young 21 year old of average intelligence might gather, "this must be the northern lights". It was beautiful whatever it was and it held our full attetion for its duration. But here's the clincher about 3 minutes into the sighting a red pulsing light caught our attetion, due north, toward the town. The light seemed to be between us and the town, but closer to the town of some 14,000. It was red, stoplight red,and its lights never toataly went out, but dimmed and brightened in a methodial pattern, bright 1000 dim 1000.i estimate its size at 1/10 the moons. As the round light, as i could make out no shape of a craft, moved east toward the wispy pink anomali they both seemed to slowly disappear. That was it and they where gone. Sound u ask. Yes we heard a sound even befor the sighting, we thought it was a jet overhead, but it seemed to linger, who knows if they're connected. I have no idea if the red pulsing light was connceted to the pink discoloration. I've had a couple more sightings, none this intresting. My friend can backup all this 100%. What an intresting world we live in.

((NUFORC Note: We suspect that the pink glow in the north may have been an example of the "Northern Lights," also called the Aurora boreallis. The red pulsing light may have been a strobe or Grimes Light on an aircraft. PD))