|Occurred : 6/7/2008 21:45 (Entered as : 06/07/08 21:45)
Reported: 6/16/2008 9:27:57 AM 09:27
Location: St. Joseph, MO
|6/7/2008 mysterious light sighting in St. Joseph, MO
I left my home at about 9:45 PM to work my night shift job when I happened to see a quite bright yellowish-white light cross the sky. It didn't move incredibly slowly, but it wasn't going super-fast, either. I would guess that from horizon to horizon it could've spanned the sky within 3-4 minutes, maybe 5.
I could tell that the object/light was very high in altitude and had no flashing lights (as a plane or helicopter would) or have a trail (as a meteor would) but slowly moved across the sky in a straight line. It made no sound I could hear, though I live in the city and street noise might possibly drown out any sound it could have made.
My girlfriend was with me, and we stood outside and watched the object until it was out of sight, for approximately 2-3 minutes. The object moved from slightly SW to the NE -- as I watched it, I was facing south, and my job is east of where I live so I was able to try to triangulate a little bit of its direction. When we got into the car and headed east to my job, the object had already left our visibility, and looking for it in the sky over the +/-2 miles to work neither me nor my girlfriend were able to spot it again.
I did not, like some other reports of this particular sighting on this date, see said object fly off at a high rate of speed. However, if it did so that would explain why I couldn't see it while driving to work.
((NUFORC Note: Sighting of Internation Space Station confirmed. PD))