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Occurred : 10/26/2005 19:30 (Entered as : 10/26/2005 19:30)
Reported: 10/26/2005 11:40:52 PM 23:40
Posted: 11/3/2005
Location: Chesterfield, MO
Shape: Light
Duration:10 sec
Bright-light object ascended rapidly through clouds which were about 5,000 ft up

After crossing the bridge on US 40/61 toward O'fallon, MO, we observed a bright light over the missouri river which at first appeared to be aircraft as there is an airport (spirit of St. Louis) in the vicinity.

It appeared to hover a couple seconds, after which a "spot" type lamp illuminated the clouds above it at which time it ascended very rapidly straight up through them and disappeared.

We also observed some vehicles pulled off the highway which may have witnessed the same occurrence.

The light was bright white, very similar to aircraft landing lights.