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Occurred : 8/1/1953 12:00 (Entered as : 08/01/1953 12:00)
Reported: 1/17/2004 10:34:32 PM 22:34
Posted: 1/22/2004
Location: Berkeley, MO
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 minutes
Early 50's sighting in Berkley, Missouri

Hi, the date and time I listed is approximate. I was about 8 years old at time of sighting and some details (as time) are fuzzy. As I remember I was playing on street where we lived in Berkley, Missouri near Lambert Airport. I lived on Purefoy (maybe mispelled) its off Airport Road. We saw a bright object (orange) in the sky and as I remember we just watched it. As best I can recall we were looking north toward Florissant and the object was low in the sky but rising. I went inside and told my mom of what we saw and that was about it.


Hi Mr. Davenport.

Thanks for responding to our possible mutual sighting.

Concerning my sighting and possible date, I tried to time frame it as best as possible. We lived at the Berkley address for a short time from the summer of 53 to early winter of 54. I heard you mention your sighting on Art's show in the past and said it sounded like my experience, but your sighting in 54 was a little late for mine. If you believe summer of 53 is possible for yours, we may have seen the same occurence. As I remember there was no sound associated with what I saw. Just a bright object, believe it was orangish yellow.

Thanks again for responding, ((name deleted))


((NUFORC Note: Please see sighting for July 1954 over Lambert Airport, St. Louis, MO. PD))