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Occurred : 8/1/2009 01:15 (Entered as : 08/01/2009 1:15)
Reported: 8/13/2009 9:24:26 AM 09:24
Posted: 8/27/2009
Location: Bismarck, MO
Shape: Circle
Duration:30-45 minutes
Moon shaped object in western sky glowing orange

On the morning of August 1st, I had just finished watching a movie with my daughter and was getting ready for bed. The time was approximately 1:30 am. I climbed in bed and closed my eyes, when I noticed a bright light coming from the west. My bed is beneath 3 large windows facing south. The light was shining on the blinds and looked as if it were car headlights. I moved the blinds slightly to see if I could get a better look, and was only able to see a bright orange circular light, behind the trees. To be honest it looked like what we would call a harvest moon. It seemed odd coming from that direction at that time of morning.

I got up and went to look out of other windows that I may have a better view of the light and possibly the source. I finally went into a bedroom facing west and looked out the window and saw the bright “moon” in the sky. A new cell phone tower had just been put up in town. The light seemed to be behind it somewhere.

I went back to bed telling myself it must be the actual moon, not really believing it. The light lasted for about 30-45 minutes and then as quickly as it had appeared, it was gone. I did not see it leave or how it moved. I heard no noise. I just noticed the light was gone from my window. I have waited for it to return, but it has never been back. If it returns, I will be getting pictures and video.