|Occurred : 1/5/2002 02:00 (Entered as : 01/05/2002 02:00)
Reported: 9/29/2005 10:54:15 AM 10:54
Location: Florissant/Hazlewood, MO
Duration:2 to 5 seconds
|I was driving home from a friends house on HWY 67 (Lindbergh Blvd.) Traveling South bond towards the City of Florissant border with the City of Hazelwood approximately 1 mile from HWY 270 and within 5 miles of Lambert International Airport. I noticed a Florissant police officer had a motorist pulled over to the right of the road and was walking back towards his cruiser. He was looking up towards the sky near a grocery store with his mouth wide open.
I started to look towards the direction he was gazing and that is when I saw the object. It appeared to me to be a two story rectangle with very large windows on the side of the object. It appeared to be very dark or black in color. I did notice some lights but cant tell you the exact place they were situated on the craft as it was night and very hard to tell where the edges began and ended. The exterior lights were bright and seemed to have a bluish hue to them like you see on some of the newer BMW or Mercedes cars. The object was flying nearly directly over the Schnucks market at approximately 100-200 feet(very low like a police helicopter height ). The object was almost silent, maybe a slight hum as it flew in front of my car.
What caught my attention in the short time I saw the object was that the interior of the object was dimly lit up enough that I could see inside the windows I described above. I couldnt tell much detail other than the interior was massive. I would estimate the total size of the object to be the size of a football field. I make this assumption because it nearly spanned the entire roadway (4 lanes plus a turn lane ) as it crossed my path. The strangest thing about my encounter was that as it floated by I noticed movement in one of the rear windows. I cant say how many total windows there were on the craft. In the one I saw into, it looked as if a person was moving from the inside towards the window to look out in the general direction of me and the police officers car with its flashing lights.
I didnt report this story initially to anyone except I did tell my friends and my now wife the next day after my sighting. About 3 years later I happened to be watching the Discovery channel and saw a documentary that had several police officers from Ill. Talking about witnessing the same object on the same day a few hours after my encounter. I have since given my statement to a local videographer (WWW.DBARKERTV.com) who did some interviews with Melvin Knoll, and the P.O. in Illinois. Mr. Barker has recently done a video interview with me as well about the incident. I contacted Ill P.D. and they told me the officer who saw the object was now dead I've never seen my account published except on D.Barkers site.
((Report received by Missouri Investigators Group. UFOMIG@yahoo.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))