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Occurred : 12/9/2001 00:00 (Entered as : 12/09/01 0:00)
Reported: 12/8/2001 10:31:02 PM 22:31
Posted: 1/11/2002
Location: Springfield, MO
Shape: Triangle
Duration:30 seconds
Two triangluar/chevron-shaped objects flew from zenith to horizon in less than 30 sec.

Two triangular/chevron-shaped objects flew across my binoculars field of view while I was observing M38, an open cluster. M38 was almost at the zenith when I saw the two craft. They went amazingly fast. I followed them to the best of my abilitiy but they went down over the horizon in less than thirty seconds. I'm not sure what velocity a craft would have to be going to get from horizon to horizon in a minute, but I know it doesn't happen with any craft known to me. The two triangular/chevron-shaped craft were in tight formation, and did not move from it. They went in a straight line across the sky, always staying the same distance from each other. There were no lights on the craft, but they were visible by ambient light. There was no noise following their pass over me. I checked ISS visibility for my town and it was in South America when the occurance happened. Also, the objects' direction of travel was wrong for the ISS. In addition, the ISS is visible for 5-6 minutes when it passes over any place on earth.

((NUFORC Note: Source is anonymous. PD))