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Occurred : 1/1/1997 23:00 (Entered as : 1/1/97 23:00)
Reported: 7/27/2008 6:36:38 AM 06:36
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Tom Sauk Moutain, MO
Shape: Light
Duration:10 minutes
This was January 1, 1997. I was backpacking in the Mark Twain Forest of Missouri. It was about 11pm. I was sitting on a rock in the middle of a clearing watching the sky and saw 4 lights. If they had been motionless they would not have been detected because they looked exactly like just another group of stars. They formed a perfect box shape at first. They moved exactly together. Making squares, diagonals, all sorts of movements in all directions and most of the time staying in this box formation, but varying it a little. I watched this for about ten minutes, same thing over and over. They were very clearly there. Then all at once they stopped and about a half a second later, they broke formation and all spun out in weird spiraling ways in the opposite direction until they were gone out of sight which only took about another half a second.