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Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/15/2009 20:00 (Entered as : 01-15-09 20:00)
Reported: 1/17/2009 6:20:54 PM 18:20
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Olathe / Lenexa / Lawrence, KS
Shape: Light
Duration:90 minutes
Bright changing colored light followed by car from Olathe to Lawrence, Ks. Object then began chasing the car back to Olathe / Lenexa.

On 1-7-2009 at approximately 21:00, an unknown bright object was spotted in the sky over Olathe, Kansas in the South / Southwest area. The object was seen shining lights out the sides and changing colors from bright white to a dim soft blue, back to bright white and to a dim soft green and back. Finally, at 21:30 the light dimmed to red and disappeared low in the sky to the West. (2) individuals witnessed this event while talking to each other on cell phones.

The same light was seen again on 1-15-2009 at 20:00 in the same area. The same (2) individuals while talking on cell phones in (2) different cars viewed the object in the same vicinity directly over Pflumm Road in Olathe, Kansas. This time, the object was chased by car (1) in an attempt at a closer look to identify the object. The light was again seen shining rays out the sides and changing colors in the same pattern as before. The chase car turned West from Pflumm Road onto College Boulevard and several times stopped to look at the object through a pair of binoculars, however, the object was too bright to make out any shape.

Several times it seemed that the car was getting closer to the object. When College Boulevard came to an end near the Douglas County Line, the chase car changed to K-10 Highway and proceeded to follow the light West towards Lawrence, Kansas. No longer would the light allow the chase car to get closer, several times it appeared that planes flew near the object, but it was followed only by car (1) through Lawrence until K-10 ended at Clinton Lake. The light then stayed in the same location for 30-minutes.

Now it gets really interesting. With the light still in the same location, the chase car began heading East, back to Olathe / Lenexa at approximately 21:00. While car (1) proceeded back, the person in car (2) reported the light FOLLOWING the original chase car (Car [1]), changing directions and altitudes! Car (1) stopped several times to confirm this! This new chaser-being-chased event continued for 30-minutes! Both cars proceeded to a parking lot at Shawnee Mission Parkway and I-435 where the object began a slow decent while still changing colors, now also changing to orange and red. At no time did the color change flash (as landing or marking lights would), the color would just change from one to another in a random way. The object now began moving back toward the west, away from the cars.

At 21:30, both car (1) and now car (2) proceeded South on I-435 and the object began moving West/ South West again. Car (1) exited on 87th street while car (2) continued South. Car (1) came to a stop on a hill just West of a Kansas National Guard Armory. The object was still in the distance and at the same low altitude, but becoming less bright. Suddenly, the object turned a faint red and disappeared at approximately 21:45.