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Occurred : 12/7/2008 18:37 (Entered as : 12/07/08 18:37)
Reported: 12/7/2008 6:04:57 PM 18:04
Posted: 1/10/2009
Location: Mount Vernon, MO
Shape: Light
Duration:5+ minutes
UFO Report 12/7/2008 6:54:19 PM

Incident Report:
Date: Sunday, December 07, 2008
Time: 18:37 hours
Location of sighting: Lat: 37Deg 5Min 44.39Sec North By Google Earth Lon: 93Deg 49Min 24.27Sec West

Type sighting: Bright white light flying in the atmosphere at an undetermined altitude above a very thin and sparse cloud cover. The object appeared to be very bright, and approximately ¾’s that of the half moon that was also visible at the time and near the track of the flying object.

The object was small in appearance similar visually to that of a high flying aircraft. However much brighter in appearance, as said earlier. The object also emitted no sound nor did it have any navigational warning lights as do aircraft operating in the United States.

The object traveled across the sky quite slowly and appeared to stop for about one minute slightly West of Mount Vernon, Missouri, before it continued on it’s track to the South.

The object was observed coming at me bearing 267 Degrees magnetic, and as it curved away from me its’ bearing was 162 Degrees away from me as measured on a engineer compass.

The night was mostly clear and 45Deg. F. (7Deg C.), with a half moon showing, and a number of planets and stars.

The entire sighting lasted about five minutes and the object appeared to gray out as it began to be obstructed by trees to the South of the witness.