|Occurred : 6/1/1998 20:00 (Entered as : 06/01/98 20:00)
Reported: 12/26/2005 9:44:21 PM 21:44
Location: O'Fallon, MO
Duration:at least 20 mins
|1998 BT over hwy 70 - OFallon Missouri
month/day is approx.
My husband was driving, I was passenger. Driving east on highway 70 in O'Fallon area, just east of Hwy 40. Suddenly, we hear low hummings, like many aircraft. Looking out the cars front window, at first glance, looked like helicoptors or F fighters in escort - but in a wide V formation?
We rolled down the windows. Husband began to drive very slowly in the emergency lane. I looked out my side window and saw many aircraft with flashing lights, both jets and helicopters in the sky.
Then I noticed a section of the sky a dull black .. and that it was moving slowly. And it was what the "escort" aircraft were surrounding! All aircraft involved could not have been more than half a mile up.
I could determine which were helicopters & which were jets, if that is a judge of how far up they were.
All in all, the entire "V formation" (aircraft + BT) covered both east & west bound lanes of the highway equally 8 lanes plus emergency lanes. This was not a small sized event!
Well we could not believe our eyes! What was this huge dark triangle that was so black, no emissions, no sound, no color, flew so slow and low to the ground? It kept a straight and even paced course. My first thought was "oh my word, not only is Boeing near, Scott AFB is not that far either."
My husband got a bit ahead under it and I looked more and more closer and noticed that it was flat and triangular. No reflections under, etc. What appeared to be lights on its side, were indeed the aircraft surrounding it. It was thee strangest thing I ever seen. And ominous.
After about 15 minutes my husband pulled over to the side of the road. We got out of the car and watched it move slowly away over highway 70. I remember thinking "why do not more people pull over and watch this?" But my eyes were more glued to the skies than worried to see just who was or not pulled over to watch.
As we watched the dark triangle & escort fly off east, following highway 70s course, (geesh how blatant I kept thinking), I remember noticing that it appeared rather "thin" in thickness ... which added more to the whole bizarreness.
I barely remember getting into the car. And I do not recall the drive home.
NOTE: when the object was directly over us I felt sick to my stomache.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))