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Occurred : 6/7/2008 22:50 (Entered as : 6-7-08 22:50)
Reported: 6/16/2008 8:26:32 PM 20:26
Posted: 7/5/2008
Location: Joplin (south of), MO
Shape: Unknown
Duration:10 minutes
Two bright lights flying high overhead in SW Missouri

Okay, this is my first reporting ever. We drove out to an area south of Joplin Missouri to observe a phenomenon know as the "spook light" that is legendary in our part of the country. This area is out in the country and is good and dark, which is why we noticed the number of stars in the sky. I couldn't help but to look at the stars rather than watch for the spook light. I noticed a very bright light in the tree line moving north, as it approached I noticed that there were actually two of the lights. At first I thought it was perhaps a couple of satellites, but they stayed at the exact same distance from each other for the duration of the flight over us and did seem to dim the more overhead they got. Now don't think that it was just above us, it appeared to me to be in orbit...thus making me think it was satellites. I'm not sure when the shutle docked with the space station...but that is what I ruled it to be and dismissed it. The observers backgrounds were a science teacher, an attorney, a truck driver (myself) two teenagers and one 10 year old. It would be great to think that it was something special, but I think it was just the shuttle...you tell me.