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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/1/1996 02:00 (Entered as : 08/96 02:00)
Reported: 10/26/2003 9:35:48 AM 09:35
Posted: 10/31/2003
Location: Independence, MO
Shape: Triangle
Duration:unknown
Triangle in Independence, Mo.

MY HUSBAND AND I WERE OUT VERY EARLY EVERY MORNING BETWEEN 1-6am. WE WERE CONTRACTORS FOR A LOCAL NEWSPAPER. WE WERE BETWEEN RESIDENCES AND WERE STAYING TEMPORARILY AT A LOCAL MOTEL IN INDEPENDENCE, MO. THERE WAS A 4-WAY STOPLIGHT ABOUT 1/4 MILE FROM THE HOTEL. THIS PART OF TOWN IS PARTICULARLY HILLY. AT ANY RATE, THE MOTEL DRIVEWAY WAS IN A VALLEY OF A LARGE HILL.I RECALL TELLING MY HUSBAND THAT NIGHT THAT ItSEEMED EERILY QUIET THIS NIGHT.THE AIR WAS STILL. AS WE TURNED ON OUR HEADLIGHTS AND CRESTED THE HILL OF THE INTERSECTION, WE SAW A VERY STRANGE SIGHT INDEED. FOR, HOVERING DIRECTLY ABOVE THE INTERSECTION, AND JUST RIGHT ABOVE THE POWERLINES AND TREES, SAT AN IDLE, LIGHTED TRIANGULAR-SHAPED CRAFT. ONE ANGLE SEEMED TO BE FACING DIRECTLY AT US. YOU MUST KEEP IN MIND THAT BEING ON A HILL, THIS THING SEEMED MONSTROUS. THE LIGHT WAS BRIGHT, YET NOT NEAR BLINDING, I LOOKED AT MY HUSBAND IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT AND THE INSIDE OF OUR VAN LOOKED AS THOUGH FLOODED WITH DAYLIGHT. WE LOOKED AT EACH OTHER AS WE REMAINED AT THE LIGHT, AS IF TO SILENTLY ASK EACH OTHER FOR REASSURANCE AT WHAT WE WERE BOTH SEEING. THE STRANGEST THING TO ME WAS THE DEADLY SILENCE. SOMEHOW IN ONE'S MIND, A WHOLE TANGLE OF SNIPPETS OF REALITY ATTEMPT TO CONVEY THOUGHTS TO YOUR BRAIN IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS. WE BELIEVED ANY MECHANISM THIS ENORMOUS SIZE MUST BE OPERATED ON SOME KIND OF ENGINE, OR OTHER SOURCE OF POWERING. STILLNESS - NOT A SOUND. THE LIGHTS THEMSELVES FELT LIKE THEY WERE PENETRATING OUR VERY SOULS. WE FELT AS IF WE WERE NOT SO MUCH "TARGETED" FOR THIS MEETING AS MUCH AS WE FELT WE UNDULY INTERRUPTED WHATEVER THE MEANING OF IT'S OCCUPANCY ABOVE THE EARLY MORNING INTERSECTION. THIS MADE US FEEL SOMEHOW, STRANGELY, GUILTY. WE FEEL THAT WHATEVER IT'S PURPOSE, IT BECAME FOILED BY OUR PRESENCE. I STARTED FRANTICALLY YELLING "GO THROUGH THE LIGHT, JUST GET AWAY FROM IT. GO....NOW!!" MY HUSBAND LATER TOLD ME HE REFUSED TO MOVE THE VAN UNDERNEATH THE OBJECT FOR AN UNKNOWN FEAR. HE ALSO RELATED HE HAD AN URGE TO PUT IT IN REVERSE, AS TO KEEP AN EYE ON THIS THING. BEFORE OUR VERY EYES, IT DISAPPEARED HEADING west HWY 24 TOWARD THE TOWN PROPER. THE DEPARTURE WAS NOT LIKE A STREAM OF LIGHT, OR A WHISPING AWAY AS MUCH AS JUST VANISHING, SILENTLY, AS IT HOVERED EARLIER. WE WERE SPEECHLESS, STUNNED, AND THE DIGITAL CLOCK-RADIO IN OUR VAN WAS A SCRAMBLED DISPLAY. IN SILENCE, MY HUSBAND PROCEEDED DOWN M=291 HWY TOWARDS OUR NIGHTLY DESTINATION. I KEPT LOOKING UP AT THE SKY, WHICH SEEMED SLIGHTLY OVERCAST AND FOUND NO STARS. MY EYES ALSO KEPT CLOSE WATCH IN THE SIDE MIRROR. WHEN WE REACHED OUR POINT, WE LEARNED A ROUTINE 12 MIN DRIVE BECAME 2.5 HOURS. IT WAS 4:30 WHEN WE ARRIVED. WE CALL IT A "TIME WARP" FOR LACK OF ANY FURTHER LOGIC, AND IT SEEMS TO BE A TOPIC OF INTERESTED CONVERSATION ONCE IN A WHILE BETWEEN US, YET FOR THE MOST PART, WE ARE EACH JUST REMINDED SILENTLY WITHIN OURSELVES OF THE QUESTIONS THAT SUMMER OF 1996, THAT REMAIN WITH NO ANSWERS.

This report taken by MIG, the Missouri Investigators Group. www.ufomig.com.


((NUFORC Note: We express our sincere gratitude to the MISSOURI INVESTIGATORS GROUP, and to its Director, BARBARA BECKER, for their having shared this report with our Center. If you have had a sighting in Missouri, please consider contacting that organization, at the website above, to share your sighting with their investigators, in addition to submitting a report to NUFORC. Thank you!! PD)