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Occurred : 10/15/2005 22:00 (Entered as : 10/15/2005 22:00)
Reported: 10/19/2005 8:10:43 PM 20:10
Posted: 10/20/2005
Location: Springfield, MO
Shape: Light
Duration:15 seconds
Descending lights were observed by two groups of people within a single hour and 100 miles apart.

My 13 year old son and I were entering the James River expressway on the north west side of Springfiel, MO, when I told him to look at the falling star showing in the front windshield of our car. As he looked, I said "that's not a falling star, what is it?" We both watched as a bright star-like light descended straight down from the sky, becoming larger and changing to a green (my view) or blue (my son's view) and then descended behind the tree line and out of our sight.

We continued watching the sky and I looking for anything to help explain what we had just seen. It appeared to descend less than a mile from us. Unfortunately, I am not very familiar with the roads in that area as I wanted to try to find the landing area of the light that we had seen. We told a few family members that night that we had just seen our first UFO.

When I went to work on Monday morning, I decided to share this story with a work-friend. As I started to tell her the story, her face changed and she said, "Oh, go ahead. Tell me your story"

When I finished, she explained that while she was sitting outside on her farm near Liberal, MO, with her husband, sibling, and in-law on the same Saturday night, approximately 30-60 minutes after my son and I saw the light, she and her sibling and in-law witnessed a similar light that they initially thought was a falling star that descended straight down. Their view was blocked by a shed as it approached the ground and did not see it change color or grow larger.

We both found it fascinating that we both saw similar and unusual sights on the same evening approximately 100 miles from each other.